Nearly two-thirds of Americans say it has become more common for people to express racist or racially insensitive views since the current administration took office. Majorities of Americans, across all demographics, say race relations have worsened in the last two years, and reports of hate crimes are soaring. Are these trends merely temporary, the short-term product of an angry era, unregulated digital media, and divisive political leadership? Or will the resurgence of white supremacy lead to a deeper shift in how Americans relate to each other? Harvard University sociologist Lawrence D. Bobo visits Zócalo to examine how the white supremacy of today is forging the America of tomorrow.
America’s Racial Progress Is Real. So Is the White Supremacy That Threatens It
Sociologist Lawrence D. Bobo Calls for a ‘Multi-Dimensional’ Way Forward
While race relations in the United States have improved dramatically since World War II, the recent resurgence of white supremacy and more openly racist politics represent serious threats to that …