American History scholar Nathan Wuertenber, currently a doctoral candidate at George Washington University, offers insight into how Donald Trump became President. In short, a lot of Americans want to hang on to white supremacy…
This Really Is Your America | The Activist History Review
“…Donald Trump won the election because he won the white vote, and he won the white vote because he promised to maintain white power. Ignoring that fact and its historical origins does little to solve the problem. Being surprised enough by Trump’s victory to declare that Trump’s America is not your America doesn’t prevent the return of overt white supremacy to American politics. Continuing to refuse to fully acknowledge the fundamental connection between Trump’s message and the broader historical experience of the United States allows that message to continue to have power in American politics and society…” ~ Nathan Wuertenber
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Activists in the current American Resistance must appreciate historical truths and their connection to present day political realities. We need to know what we’re dealing with, and we must help less informed people connect the dots.
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