Saturday, November 19, 2016
Trump's Election Was Just A Return To Our Bigoted Tradition
The election of Donald Trump is viewed by some as an abandonment of the inclusive values of the United States. But a case can be made that the United States has never truly been inclusive, and has only grudgingly given rights to minority groups. Rights that many Americans still don't agree with, and would be happy to retract. It may be closer to the truth to say Trump's election was just a return to the tradition of discrimination that has plagued this nation since its inception.
Philip A. Klinkner and Rogers M. Smith wrote an excellent article for The Washington Post on this subject. Here is an excerpt from that article: