Monday, June 6, 2016

Trump's racism isn't just racism. It's a strategy.

Donald Trump connects race and class in ways that divide Americans, but we can do it differently.

Dear MoveOn member,

Can progressives learn something from Donald Trump?

For Trump, racism is a strategy to divide Americans—for his own gain and for the benefit of others in his tax bracket. And Trump has shown he's adept at connecting the two greatest sources of anxiety for many white people: economic insecurity and demographic change.

In MoveOn's latest video with Demos Action and Inequality Media, Demos's Heather McGhee and UC Berkeley professor Ian F. Haney López turn Trump's poisonous strategy upside down.

They show us how progressives must also connect race and class to build the powerful, multiracial movement that can pull government and our economy back onto the side of all of us, not just a wealthy few.

Will you watch and share this important new video with your family and friends?


McGhee and Haney López offer three commonsense, transformative steps we can and must take together to dissolve Trump's racist vitriol and create a new story about what really makes America great.

Everyone's wondering how in the world Donald Trump made it out of the primaries—this video explains how, and what we have to do right now to counter his racist strategy and change the national conversation.

Please watch and share the video with your family and friends today.

Thanks for all you do.

—Mark, Corinne, Stephen, Jayne, and the rest of the team

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