Author Archives: Keri Leigh Merritt

White supremacy in the Age of Trump

Never forget that this country has a long history of upper-class whites using racism to their advantage.

Since before the election, poor white voters largely have been blamed for the rise of Donald Trump. Although their complicity in his election is clear and well established, they’re continually targeted as if their actions are the primary reason Trump won. But in fact, higher-earning, college-educated whites supported him at even greater rates. Continue reading