The White Disenfranchisement Narrative
The narrative goes like this: For decades, white America has increasingly been left behind. The nation's culture and politics have steadily shifted to favor minorities and immigrants over the hard working white folk struggling to stay afloat.
But is this notion even remotely true? As Trump rides a wave of populous sentiment into the White House, the question remains as relevant as ever. Today we speak with sociologists and culture critics about the origin, impact and veracity of the narrative of white disenfranchisement.
- Charles Gallagher - Department Chair and Professor of Sociology at La Salle University; author of Rethinking The Color Line: Readings In Race And Ethnicity
- Daniel Cubias - Writer for The Huffington Post specializing in Latino culture and the creator of the website The Hispanic Fanatic; author of Barrio Imbroglio
- Carol Anderson - Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University; author of White Rage: The Unspoken Truth Of Our Racial Divide
- Amy Wilkins - Associate Professor of Sociology at The University of Colorado, Boulder where she teaches a course on Whiteness Studies
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.