Trump doesn’t do intersectionality

just searing!


We can’t get into Trump’s head here. He may be feigning numbness to the nuances of racist as a power ploy. Or he may genuinely not perceive the racism in his current rhetoric. I suspect he may not, for the simple reason that to imagine how he would feel about a straight-talking Finn in Congress would require a thought experiment, and nothing the man has ever said or done suggests the remotest inclination or ability to process layers, hypotheticals, or subtlety. A man clueless enough to accidentally give away to a national television reporter that he fired James Comey to detract from the investigation of his ties to Russia doesn’t do intersectionality. 1


links: racist ideas system one system two Daniel Kahneman behavioral economics

connected ideas:

  1. ‘Racist’ Is a Tough Little Word by John McWhorter in The Atlantic | syndication link↩︎


September 28, 2020