How American Politics Went Insane…| The Force of Whiteness

largeIt happened gradually—and until the U.S. figures out how to treat the problem, it will only get worse.


LINK: How American Politics Became So Ineffective – The Atlantic

‘It’s Impossible to Imagine Trump Without the Force of Whiteness’
“The foundation of Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy,” writes Ta-Nehisi Coates in his feature for The Atlantic’s October 2017 issue. In this animated excerpt from a recent interview with Coates about his article, the writer explains how tribalism and white supremacy paved the way for Trump. Gallup research shows that white voters overwhelmingly supported the candidate across demographics.

Ta-Nehisi Coates explores how the 2016 election was a reaction to Obama.

One Reply to “How American Politics Went Insane…| The Force of Whiteness”

  1. I recall when there was shock and surprise at a woman being elected as Prime Minister here. (Margaret Thatcher) She tuned out to be one of the most poisonous and devise people to ever head a government in the UK. It is still currently inconceivable that a person from a minority community would ever be elected as the government leader in Britain. Despite the diverse cultural and racial mix of the UK, ‘white’ still matters to the electorate in the same way as it has always done.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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