The Aftermath IV: Stop Sweeping Problems Under the Rug
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE
Because you can sweep problems under the rug, or you can tackle them head-on.
By Cameo George
Part 4 of The Aftermath With Christina Greer, a provocative OZY original series featuring candid conversations between Black thought leaders who are coming to terms with what a Trump presidency could mean for the communities they represent.
On November 9, President Obama promised those reeling from Donald J. Trump’s election stunner that “the sun will still rise in the morning.” Ten weeks later, on the eve of Trump’s inauguration, the sun continues to rise — and OZY is pleased to bring forth stories, conversations and viewpoints from across the political spectrum.
Next week, we’ll kick off a yearlong series that will bring you political reporting from every state in the nation. We will continue to feature conservative and liberal thought leaders, like Paul Ryan, Karl Rove and Al Franken. This week, we are pleased to present this seven-part, video op-ed series featuring political scientist Christina Greer. The focus? The aftermath of the 2016 election and its effect on African-Americans.
One of the biggest 2016 takeaways for New School professor Robin J. Hayes was that “Americans deserve to have their hearts in” the election process. While she expresses concern for what a Trump presidency could bring, she’s hoping it will lead to Democratic candidates who can rally, inspire and, most important, compel people to get out to the polls. Only then, she says, will the party be strong enough to tackle the ugly strains of xenophobia, homophobia, misogyny and racism that wracked the country during this election.