Origins of Modern Racism in America

There are moments, which place a nation at a crossroads. We are living through one of them. The Donald Trump Administration is a symptom. So was the presidency of Barack Obama. The latter is a reaction to the fear and status loss of the dominant sector of American society. Trump gave permission to many people to engage in the type of open racism that was acceptable even a generation ago. These days it seemed to have been rejected. This open embrace of the ugly underside of American life was allowed when Trump was a young man in New York City. Trump has engaged in it all his life. Whether it…

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Nadin Brzezinski

Nadin Brzezinski

Historian by training. Former day to day reporter. Sometimes a geek who enjoys a good miniatures game.