“We now know as surely as anything is knowable in human affairs that Trump is determined to be a force for division not for unity. He has no apparent interest in rising to the historical moment…Though Trump is a novel President, he represents- indeed embodies- ancient and perennial forces of political, racial and cultural fear. Yes, America is the nation that produced Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s also the nation that pursued and perpetuated enslavement and institutional racism to such a prolonged degree that it took a Tubman and a King to bring about a measure of justice. History and experience suggest that, in moments where care fails, we must undertake the duties of guardianship ourselves. We are living in just such a moment.”
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