As more states lit up red throughout the night, many turned their social media profiles black. The #blackout movement is a movement of solidarity, a way for users to
show that they don’t stand for the spread of the hatefulness Trump
embodies and encourages. It’s a small gesture, a black square, but for many who may be struggling
for words or who feel alone in their pain, it’s a gesture of unity. And
for others it’s even more.