Armed With a Pen

Views from a worker and student

Tag: Race

Liberalism, Race, and the Rise of Trump

Most in the US attribute Trump’s 2016 election to one of two reasons: economic anxiety or racism. Either analysis however is incomplete. It would seem that conservatives and liberals alike, both so entrenched in their own right-wing worldviews, retreat into the comfortable shade of ideology before any meaningful conclusion can be arrived at. Thinkers on all sides of the mainstream political spectrum have touched upon the truth of the matter but, having reached the absolute limits of their ideology, immediately pull back, writhing in agony like a man having touched a sore wound.

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The Frontier Thesis and Race or: It’s Easy for a White Man to Love the Frontier

A brief look at the colonial and white supremacist message of Frederick Jackson Turner’s Frontier Thesis.

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