Donald Trump Is the First White President - The Atlantic


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Coates: Trump truly is something new—the first president whose entire political existence hinges on the fact of a black president. And so it will not suffice to say that Trump is a white man like all the others who rose to become president. He must be called by his rightful honorific—America’s first white president.
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4 weeks ago by jbushnell
A good day to read this Ta-Nehisi Coates article from :
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6 weeks ago by dyma
Great lens for thinking about why Donald Trump won. His resentment and outsider status is a feature (not a bug!). It provides a way for voters to express and identify that whiteness still has power.
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7 weeks ago by seanstern
The First White President The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy. It is insufficient to state the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. Added December 26, 2017 at 01:54PM
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The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy. It is insufficient to state the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. via Pocket
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The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy. It is insufficient to state the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact.
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The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy.
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“Race is an idea, not a fact,” the historian Nell Irvin Painter has written, and essential to the construct of a “white race” is the idea of not being a nigger. Before Barack Obama, niggers could be manufactured out of Sister Souljahs, Willie Hortons, and Dusky Sallys. But Donald Trump arrived in the wake of something more potent—an entire nigger presidency with nigger health care, nigger climate accords, and nigger justice reform, all of which could be targeted for destruction or redemption, thus reifying the idea of being white. Trump truly is something new—the first president whose entire political existence hinges on the fact of a black president. And so it will not suffice to say that Trump is a white man like all the others who rose to become president. He must be called by his rightful honorific—America’s first white president.
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october 2017 by lawrenceoluyede
The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy. It is insufficient to state the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. via Pocket
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october 2017 by deusx
It is insufficient to state the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact.

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october 2017 by traff
Certainly not every Trump voter is a white supremacist, just as not every white person in the Jim Crow South was a white supremacist. But every Trump voter felt it acceptable to hand the fate of the country over to one.
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october 2017 by tedder42
Trump, more than any other politician, understood the valence of the bloody heirloom and the great power in not being a nigger.
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october 2017 by alclaexman
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It is insufficient to state the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate…
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The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy.
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september 2017 by pfhyper
RT : "His ideology is white supremacy, in all its truculent and sanctimonious power..."
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RT : "His ideology is white supremacy, in all its truculent and sanctimonious power..."
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It is insufficient to state the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate…
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RT : "His ideology is white supremacy, in all its truculent and sanctimonious power..."
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"His ideology is white supremacy, in all its truculent and sanctimonious power..."
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"His ideology is white supremacy, in all its truculent and sanctimonious power..."
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"His ideology is white supremacy, in all its truculent and sanctimonious power..."
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september 2017 by allanlasser
It is insufficient to state the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate…
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september 2017 by rpnicholls
It has long been an axiom among certain black writers and thinkers that while whiteness endangers the bodies of black people in the immediate sense, the larger threat is to white people themselves, the shared country, and even the whole world. There is an impulse to blanch at this sort of grandiosity. When W. E. B. Du Bois claims that slavery was “singularly disastrous for modern civilization” or James Baldwin claims that whites “have brought humanity to the edge of oblivion: because they think they are white,” the instinct is to cry exaggeration. But there really is no other way to read the presidency of Donald Trump. The first white president in American history is also the most dangerous president—and he is made more dangerous still by the fact that those charged with analyzing him cannot name his essential nature, because they too are implicated in it.
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The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy.
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The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy.
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It is insufficient to state the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate…
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It is insufficient to state the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate…
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september 2017 by adrian802
Ta-Nehisi Coates seems to defy his own editorial standards here ( / )
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september 2017 by matthewog
Trump truly is something new—the first president whose entire political existence hinges on the fact of a black president. And so it will not suffice to say that Trump is a white man like all the others who rose to become president. He must be called by his rightful honorific—America’s first white president.
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The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy.
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