As many Americans work to understand what factors compelled Donald Trump’s rise to power and devise a path forward, several prominent writers and thought leaders of color offered their takes on the election in a new essay series.
“Aftermath: Sixteen Writers on Trump’s America” was published on The New Yorker’s website on Monday (November 14). The series features a mix of journalists, novelists, scholars and entertainers writing about Trump’s ascendance from various perspectives. Of those sixteen writers, five are people of color:
- Author Toni Morrison on toxic Whiteness
- Author Junot Díaz on the importance of “radical hope”
- Surgeon Atul Gawande on the future of Obamacare
- Journalist Jia Tolentino on post-election protests
- Comedian and former host of “The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore” on the anti-Obama “birther” movement
Read all the essays here, then let us know what you think in the comments.