“America didn’t die. It’s having a reality check. The trickster came to town and upended the banquet table. He held up a mirror to what was hidden. Now we must own it — all of it. The country built on native genocide, racism and misogyny is getting a painfully good look at who we are. We now have an opportunity to change that.” – Elizabeth Paxson, a reader who wrote in following Donald J. Trump’s surprise victory.