Finally back to my election post-mortems! Here’s the prior in the series:
- Sunday, 8 November: White women, do better
- Tuesday, 10 November: Let’s call a thing a thing
- Wednesday, 11 November: What if voter suppression impacts voting trends?
So, one of the things that’s been pissing me off this election season is all the calls for liberals and progressives to dig deeper and understand the Trump voter. NY Times think pieces on how we don’t understand America if we don’t understand Trump’s appeal. CNN op-eds on how we need to listen differently. Politicians and pundits alike have been telling liberals to reach out, to empathize, to build bridges.
And why has this been pissing me off? Because 4 years ago, after Trump won in 2016, democrats, liberals and progressives were inundated with the exact same advice. Listen. Learn. Understand. Build bridges.
It’s almost like there’s certain groups of (*cough*white*cough*) people who want to make sure they stay at the center of the universe and the center of all American discourse.
Hogging the spotlight, as it were.Continue reading “The unexamined majority”