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