Donald Trump's stunning win following a polarizing and volatile presidential campaign has emboldened multitudes of disenchanted voters who are fed up with politics as usual.
But for millions of American Muslims, black and Latino voters, gays and lesbians, immigrants, people with disabilities, Jews, women and others offended by Trump during the long and grueling run-up to Election Day, Wednesday morning brought a looming sense of dread.
"What I hear is that people are afraid," John Lugo, an organizer for the New Haven-based grass-roots social activist group Unidad Latina en Accion, said. "All the reactions are negative. People are scared."