Here is a sample letter teachers could use:
Many of us are professors or teachers, and many of us will see our students today. What do we say to them? I am posting the email that I sent to all of my students today. I am posting this for those of you who are at a loss for words and who (like me) have students that are terrified. If any of this is useful to you, feel free to use.
After the results of last night’s election, I am moved to write to you. I know many of you are feeling a range of emotions – from devastation, to disbelief, to real fear. To all of you who are women, muslim, queer, immigrant, survivors of sexual assault, people with disabilities, Mexican, Black, undocumented (I know these categories overlap and that this list could be much longer); To those of you who Trump and his supporters have insulted or said outrageously awful things about; To those of you who are literally afraid for your safety and rights in this country -- I want you to know that I stand by you, I support you, and I will continue to stand up for you and to fight for you. You are not alone. I am in solidarity with you against bigotry, hatred, and fear. We will move forward and continue to work for a world where justice, humanity, kindness, understanding, and love prevail. To quote the radical labor leader Mother Jones, “Pray for the dead, and fight like hell for the living.” This is fully what I intend to do. I support you. I am here for you.
In Solidarity, Your Teacher