It’s Already Happened Here. Unlike his products, Trump is all-American. / Teakwood It was 1855, and Abraham Lincoln was in a mood.
“Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid,” he wrote to his friend Joshua Speed, describing the rise of the bigoted, anti-immigrant Know-Nothing party. Metropolis, the hometown of Superman, has a new hero: Donald Trump. In the center of Metropolis, Illinois, a town of 6,465 people bordering Kentucky, is a giant statue of Superman.
Below the statue of Superman is an inscription: “Truth – Justice – the American Way”. Once a thriving blue-collar industrial center, Metropolis has been decimated by factory closures, the 2008 financial collapse and concerns over air and water contamination from the Honeywell uranium plant. L’Amérique blanche de Sylvie Laurent. Divided States. Lettre À Nos Cousins d’Amérique. On “Woke” White People Advertising their Shock that Racism just won a Presidency. Last night my black friend posted that he needs to Call in Black tomorrow; I “liked” his status and was immediately irritated when what appeared to be a white female replied, “Wish I could do the same.”
Another friend of mine, white female, posted a long apology to black, Latinx, LGBT, and Muslim people and ended the lengthy post with “I don’t know what else to say to you. I’m so so so sorry.” In the days leading up to the election, it was almost exclusively middle and upper-middle class white women posting about how they just need everyone in this election season to “let live, let love, let vote” and “not judge each other, ok?” Because “I’m over, like, the stereotypes!” Yet none of the irritated white women acknowledged anywhere in their exhaustion the rage and frustration that people of color and LGBT folk might be feeling because we’ve kinda wanted all those things — the life, the love, the vote — for hundreds of years and have been routinely denied them.
“I’m sorry, but as a white man, you don’t get to define what racism is.” Racial Remarks Reveal a Hidden Reason for Rust Belt Success. A supporter of Donald Trump holds a sign at a rally at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in Vienna, Ohio, on March 14, 2016.
Gene J. Puskar/AP People across America reacted with shock Thursday to a video of racially charged comments by Donald Trump's campaign chairwoman for Ohio's Mahoning County, who denied that racism existed there before Barack Obama became president—remarks that quickly led her to resign. But one group was probably less surprised to hear this kind of racially divisive language: the black residents of Mahoning County. Black Freshmen Receive Racist Messages Depicting Lynchings. Trump Fans Just Filmed Themselves Harassing Black Female Students. 9 Shares Share Tweet Email.
The Founding Fathers ensured that rural white votes count more than others. Redneck blues. Doigt d’honneur. White Supremacy's Last Stand in America. Political commentator Danielle Moodie-Mills doesn't believe sexism played as large a role in Hillary Clinton's tragic loss as most progressive pundits have claimed.
"I do not believe that this is people saying, I couldn't possibly have a woman in this role," Mills told CNC News following Trump's big win. "This is so much bigger than that," she continued. "...and I will say it because I have literally nothing left to lose tonight.. this is literally white supremacy's last stand in America. " Mills explained what that looks like, referencing infamous incidents from the Trump campaign as well as the far-right's inexcusable agenda: Longing for a Golden Age That Never Was. Joan Walsh’s family, as she writes in her new book “What’s the Matter With White People?
Why We Long for a Golden Age That Never Was,” participated in two of the great migrations of 20th-century American history. Joan was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., but mostly grew up in suburbia (first on Long Island and later in Wisconsin). As that happened she watched many of her Irish-American family members morph from bedrock New Deal-JFK Democrats into Nixon-Reagan Republicans. In her book, Joan tries to wrestle with this legacy as honestly and forthrightly as she can, without betraying either her family’s complicated lived experience or her own passionate commitment to social, racial and economic justice.