US Politics

Sep. 7th, 2017 08:26 pm
muccamukk: An orange life ring floating in the sea. (Lights: Lifering)
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I don't talk about politics much here, but this article is the best thing I've read in two years of dealing with Donald Trump in the media.

The First White President by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Nevertheless, the argument that America’s original sin was not deep-seated white supremacy but rather the exploitation of white labor by white capitalists—“white slavery”—proved durable. Indeed, the panic of white slavery lives on in our politics today. Black workers suffer because it was and is our lot. But when white workers suffer, something in nature has gone awry.
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