The campaign run by Donald Trump during the 2016 United States Presidential election season leveraged the racism that to this day still divides America. The outcome has been frightening for people of colour who have either experienced or witnessed an outpouring of seemingly sanctioned hate against them.
Kalani Tonga, Fatimah Salleh and Mica McGriggs discuss the history of racism in the United States that made Trump’s vulgar racial politics possible. They consider the effects that the results have had on their children and they talk about their disappointment in a church that has done little excise the racism that has become stuck in their religious community.
Surprisingly, their answer to the identity politics that prevailed during the election was not Hillary Clinton.