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Your Call: How should we talk about race and class in the Trump era?


In the wake of the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville and this weekend’s events in the Bay Area, we are having a much-needed conversation about race in this country.

Donald Trump’s presidency has mobilized people across the country, many who’ve never been involved in the political process before. In addition to race, what other factors have shaped contemporary politics in the US? How should we talk about issues like race, class, and labor in the Trump era? How should we capitalize on this moment?


Tyler Stovall, Dean of the Humanities Division at UC Santa Cruz, and author of Black France: The History and Politics of Blackness

Nancy Isenberg, Professor of History at Louisiana State University, and author of White Trash:The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

Web Resources:

White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg

American Historical Association, Tyler Stovall: Race, Class, and History in the Trump Era

The Atlantic: The Original Underclass

Poynter: ‘A watershed moment’: How The Bitter Southerner covered Charlottesville