Contributor J.L. Whitehead ponders a scenario where Democrats lose this November.
We don't kneel because we hate the flag. We kneel because we believe in what it stands for.
With high-profile victories by African Americans in the Florida and Georgia Democratic gubernatorial primaries, and as the campaign season heats up – we grit our teeth with the knowledge that this could get ugly. Ron DeSantis and Brian Kemp are Republicans primed to run race-baiting campaigns against Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams. Hopefully the elections … Continue reading Black and White
Given the GOP's ongoing assault on Democracy, Americans need a strong alternative to Trumpism. And it needs to be louder, because I don't hear it. I am a Democrat, and I want our party to win and stand for something. Unfortunately, due in part to the coverage that the media provides, I really don’t see … Continue reading Democrats Need a Louder Message
DemWritePress Contributor J.L. Whitehead, on how Donald Trump uses anger to keep his base in lock-step. In the year following the election of the 45th president of the United States, I frequently wondered why he held so many campaign rallies. Why did he feel the need to continue to campaign even after he claimed the … Continue reading The Blind Rage of Trump Supporters
From the birther lie to the Central Park Five, J.L. Whitehead discusses Trump's lifelong assault on people of color that we see manifesting in his presidency Sometimes I lie awake at night wondering where we went wrong as a nation. I think about how we wound up so polarized; how tribalism has become the new … Continue reading Trump’s War on People of Color
Writer J.L. Whitehead shares how his perception of America has shifted as a black man in the Age of Trump. In 2012, my husband and I purchased our first home together in a quiet, tree-lined residential neighborhood in New Jersey. We were welcomed with warm wishes and congratulatory statements by our neighbors, complete with gifts … Continue reading Being a Person of Color in Trump’s America