Are We Returning to Jim Crow?
When Donald Trump campaigned on the slogan “Make America great again,” many of us saw it for what it was: coded language for taking the mask—or the hood, as it were—off of white supremacy.
Since his inauguration, Trump, and those in his administration, have shown that they mean to make good on their promise to bring white supremacy back to the forefront. Every policy decision is cloaked—and coded—in the dismantling of everything that has helped give marginalized people even the smallest leg up in a society that is stacked against them in the first place.
Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III has been one of the most egregious and openly out members of the Trump administration when it comes to his plans to restore the white man’s unadulterated power.