As many Americans work to understand what factors compelled Donald Trump’s rise to power and devise a path forward, several prominent writers and thought leaders of color offered their takes on the election in a new essay series. 

Aftermath: Sixteen Writers on Trump’s America” was published on The New Yorker’s website on Monday (November 14). The series features a mix of journalists, novelists, scholars and entertainers writing about Trump’s ascendance from various perspectives. Of those sixteen writers, five are people of color:

Read all the essays here, then let us know what you think in the comments.