Letters and Politics

The Discourse on Race in American Life Today

After saying he didn’t like the chant of “send her back” at his event in North Carolina last week,  President Trump doubled down on the four congresswomen, also known as the Squad. In a tweet he said “I don’t believe the four congresswomen are capable of loving our country. They should apologize to America and Israel for the horrible hateful things that they have said. They are destroying the democratic party. But weak and insecure people can never destroy our great nation.” That does not sound like someone who regrets what the crowd did at his event last week. Today we will have a conversation on how this rhetoric is affecting race in our country in the last three years of the current presidency.

Guest: John A. Powell is Professor of Law, African American Studies, and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law where he is the director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society.

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