Black History Month in Donald Trump’s America

Stephen G. Hall
Feb 20, 2019 - 5:00
Black History Month in Donald Trump’s America

Activists in Union Square Park protesting against the election of Donald Trump, 2016 (A. Katz/Shutterstock). In the minds of many commentators, our current moment defies the imagination. The ubiquity of “fake news,” which privileges rhetoric over reality and creates false equivalencies between nationalism and xenophobia, jars public discourse. This lack of civility in the public sphere now seems normative rather than aberrational, and sets the nation adrift in a sea of denial, exclusion, and provincialism. The way forward is...

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2 Replies to “Black History Month in Donald Trump’s America”

  1. Wow, thank you! In one short article Stephen Hall has educated me on the historical depths and philosophical inclusivity of Black History Month. He has given me an image of how living under oppression can generate determination and spirited dedication, along with yearnings for freedom. Thank you, Stephen Hall, and to all the people you wrote about.
    George Tomlin, Tacoma, WA

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