Trump’s recent tweet on the suburbs in historical context

Suburbs

Here is Trump yesterday:

A few thoughts:

  1. What does Trump mean by “bothered?”
  2. There is a long history of this kind of rhetoric. I wrote about it in this post.
  3. My colleagues at Messiah University offered some good historical context in this op-ed.
  4. Does this tweet also apply to the millions of white working class and poor who voted for Trump in 2016?
  5. Read Richard Rothstein’s The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
  6. On the suburbs I still like Kenneth Jackson, The Crabgrass Frontier: The Surbanization of the United States.
  7.  I also recommend Kevin Kruse, White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism