Many rejoiced earlier this month when the decisive projection got here in and the Related Press declared Joe Biden winner of the 2020 presidential election. It was superb (and so have been the memes). Whereas some are nonetheless using excessive on the optimism of a forthcoming regime change, for others, the query lingers: How will the aftermath of Trump’s presidency play out—significantly with regard to Black Individuals?
Donald Trump wasn’t the only problem. There have been thousands and thousands of people that voted him in energy—and much more who got here out in assist of a second time period. Many inside that base are bitter, indignant, and imagine their chief has been conned out of an election, regardless of any proof proving that to be true. The nation appears much more divided that it was 4 years in the past. It’s onerous to think about that stress merely evaporating come Inauguration Day.
In her newest Zora piece, “Trump’s Defeat Comes With A Wholesome Dose of Paranoia for Black People,” Maia Niguel Hoskin, Ph.D. contemplates the blowback—particularly given the skepticism some have about how far the Biden-Harris platform will go to positively influence Black America. She writes:
There’s rising concern in regards to the tradition of hatred that Trump has unleashed and the bodily security of the Black group post-election… Over the previous six years, Trump has used divisive and inflammatory language to impress his base and perpetuate anti-Blackness. He panders to Whites who’ve traditionally benefited from racial privilege and are lashing out in opposition to any problem to their societal benefits.