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Thu Jun 11, 2020, 01:28 PM

White tribalism is under assault -- from white people. That's an amazing development.

Almost four years ago, after Donald Trump won the White House, I interviewed political scientist Dorian Warren to get his thoughts about that stunning turn of events. Among other things, I asked him about the larger meaning of the election, and what well-meaning Americans needed to do next.

Warren, who runs the Center for Community Change Action, was blunt. “This is a white problem,” he told me. “It’s up to white people to fix it. People of color have done everything they can.”

In Warren’s view, it was white tribalism — not simply dissatisfaction with jobs and the economy, as the media was fond of saying — that had put Trump in power. That tribalism, he predicted, was now going to circulate freely through the body politic.

The only corrective, he said, would be for white people as a group to come to terms with the racism in its ranks, racism that cuts across political and economic lines, and to do something about it. Warren wasn’t very hopeful about this happening. In the meantime, he said, Black people — and immigrants, and other vulnerable groups — needed to brace themselves as they would brace for a Category 5 hurricane.

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-06-11/op-ed-white-tribalism-is-under-assault-from-white-people-thats-an-amazing-development

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Fri Sep 18, 2020, 07:08 AM

1. We need more of this

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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:28 PM

2. I have always believed that...

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