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Long read: Trump’s threats of violence against protestors reflect a racist order defined by nationalism in US history

Putney, Christopher (2020) Long read: Trump’s threats of violence against protestors reflect a racist order defined by nationalism in US history. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (05 Jun 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

This week, in reaction to the unfolding protests across the US in the wake of the killing of George Floyd during his arrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota, President Trump likened the unrest to ‘domestic terror’, and vowed to ‘dominate the streets’. Christopher Putney writes that Trump’s rhetoric is the latest expression of a racial order that has been ever-present in American political development, and always defined Blacks and other people of color as a threat to a white ethnonational identity

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2020 13:30
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2021 23:02
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/105520

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