President Donald Trump’s newest marketing campaign speaking level is a promise to maintain low-income housing out of America’s suburbs, a vow that’s been slammed for its overt racism.
“Oh my. I imply, it’s not even a canine whistle anymore,” Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) wrote on Twitter. “Our president is now a proud, vocal segregationist.”
However as “Final Week Tonight” host John Oliver defined on Sunday evening, there’s been an extended and tortured path to this second. Racism, he mentioned, has pervaded American historical past for hundreds of years in methods not often taught in class, and that lack of schooling has solely helped to perpetuate it.
“A historical past of America that ignores white supremacy is a white supremacist historical past of America,” Oliver mentioned.
Then, he shared a few of Rep. John Lewis’ final phrases on the significance of understanding our historical past, all of it:
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