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Hugs, walkouts and tears: How the election’s youngest voices reacted to the results

Beacon High School students marched to Trump Tower Tuesday morning.
Beacon High School students marched to Trump Tower Tuesday morning.
Alex Zimmerman

In any other year, November means a seemingly endless countdown to Thanksgiving break. For many students who bore the brunt of the election’s racial tensions, the weeks after this year’s election were far more fraught.

Through organized protests and, in one case, an impromptu multischool rally, many students who couldn’t cast a ballot found ways to be heard. Chalkbeat reporters were able to listen in. Here’s what we we learned.

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