Nixon’s Southern Strategy reached its apotheosis in Trump. The Democrats can fight back, but they have to show up—and stick around.
Craig Mills is a New York City-based freelance writer and editor. He teaches writing and research at NYU and reports on social issues, education, and politics.
It’s all the rage now: Dump on multiculturalism and identity. But identities are vitally important in motivating voters. And besides, white people have them, too.
When you’re walking a picket line or storming a barricade, what you wear says as much about you as that manifesto you’re brandishing. Gaining respect means dressing up.
Three African-American students at Syracuse coincidentally dressed up on the same day, and soon decided to form a movement to combat prejudice sartorially.
The necktie may no longer be a required part of business attire, but some men just can’t quit them. As for those who go with the bow tie, they’ve been passionate forever.
African-American athletes use their prominence and clout with increasing savvy and courage, borrowing what they know about branding to effect social change.
Harry Belafonte has been at the forefront of social change for more than half a century. Now he’s mounting a music festival in Atlanta to promote his goals.