The Black Panthers and Young Patriots hold a press conference in 1969.
Could a similar coalition emerge today?
Working class students are turning their backs on a university education.
Working-class students are put off by a perceived future of low pay and high debt.
Opponents of Ballot Measure 9 gather in Portland on Oct. 19, 2000.
AP Photo/Don Ryan
A professor takes us back more than 20 years, to when struggling white working-class voters in Oregon were convinced that a conservative social agenda would help bring back timber jobs.
By sustained rhetorical attacks on women and minorities, Donald Trump absolved white working-class shame.
Donald Trump employed a ‘choreography of shame’ that diminished everybody – except white working-class men.
Trump’s victory may accelerate the ‘attack on the middle class.’
Labor's decline has steadily eroded the prospects of working-class Americans, fueling the backlash that propelled Trump. His election, however, will likely deliver unions a knockout punch, hurting his supporters most.
President Barack Obama entering the Oval Office. Americans have not come to terms with deep racial fissures, despite electing a black president.
Since the future is so uncertain, South Africa's best response to Trump's election is to learn the lessons of its causes.