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Trump v Nixon on Race: Why 2020 Isn't Quite 1968

Trump v Nixon on Race: Why 2020 Isn't Quite 1968

Update: 2020-06-098
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2020 is '68 all over again. But not the '68 you think. Yes, 1968 also saw protests, racial divisions and political polarization. Adam Serwer covers politics for The Atlantic, and he says you can certainly draw comparisons between Trump and Nixon – in that Trump is actually a backlash to the policies that came out of 1968. But Serwer says 1868 is a better point of comparison – it was a moment of hope, when white Republicans had been fighting for black rights for years, before ultimately abandoning them to pursue white voters. Serwer sees Americans coming together in this moment, as they have in the past, but as a student of history, he says the backlash always comes eventually.
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Jes L Schultz

I wonder what history lessons you may have about what the big upperclass to rich America have done to keep the lower-lower middle classes quiet and happily pegged/immobilized .

Jun 12th
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Trump v Nixon on Race: Why 2020 Isn't Quite 1968

Trump v Nixon on Race: Why 2020 Isn't Quite 1968

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