NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heather McGhee, the President of Demos Action, a progressive advocacy organization, offers the following statement in reaction to the election of Donald Trump. "While Donald Trump won the White House, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote. In fact, neither candidate won 50% of the vote. So, let's be clear, last night was not so much a landslide victory for Trump as it was a historic reckoning for America. The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States forces us to hold up a mirror to our nation and acknowledge the deep racial and economic divides that has created two starkly different Americas. We need to view this moment as the beginning of our most critical work--a reconciling of who we believed ourselves to be and what we can become. Demos Action is taking three lessons from last night's stunning election results, all of which leave us determined to keep fighting for racial, political, and economic equality. "The first lesson is that race remains the organizing principle of American politics, and racism is alive, well, and in fact, popular. White America elected Donald Trump, just as the majority of white voters have supported every Republican presidential candidate since Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. Voters of color overcame voter suppression tactics instituted by Republican state legislatures and shielded by the Roberts court, but it was not enough to counter the pro-Trump white vote that responded to explicitly racist appeals. This is our country's unfinished business, and we will redouble our efforts to uproot the false belief in racial hierarchy and finally create one nation out of many. "The second lesson is this is an anti-establishment moment, and populism wins, even if it is phony populism. Demos has chronicled the extent to which the donor class ensures that our officials do not represent the will of working- and middle-class people, and despite offering no actual solutions to reform the system, Trump harnessed this outrage. The country has demanded and now deserves real political reform, and we will hold his Administration accountable for delivering it.