"Elise troubled me the most that night. I couldn't understand how a black, female immigrant could support someone like Trump -- a man who rose to power on a platform vilifying, stereotyping and disrespecting people like her."

Last weekend I arrived at a house warming party of a good friend of mine in Los Angeles. I was in California for my friend and co-worker Chez Pazienza's memorial service, and used the rest of my time to catch up with old friends I knew when I lived there 6 years ago....

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