essay. The next one gonna be from Cleveland. These are lessons, particularly the last one, that for black people apply as much on the street as they do on the court. Obama sawat least at that moment, before the election of Donald Trumpa straight path to that world. Do you think that the only problem is that I dont care enough about the plight of poor people, or gay people? .
To be optimistic about the long-term trends of the United States doesnt mean that everything is going to go in a smooth, direct, straight line, he said. If I heard that, Id be kind of surprised. Because you feel like saying to these folks, Dont you think if I could do it, I would have just done it? Contra the usual idea of them being marked only by voting behavior, we described them as very different tribes with totally different cultures. It goes forward sometimes, sometimes it goes back, sometimes it goes sideways, sometimes it zigs and zags. It originates in Oscar Stanton De Priest; continues through Congressman William Dawson, who, under Roosevelt, switched from the Republican to the Democratic Party; crescendos with the legendary Harold Washington; rises still with Jesse Jacksons 1988 victory in Michigans Democratic caucuses; rises again with Carol Moseley. Why that is, I think, is complicated.