100 days — plus 525 years

Most commentators on Trump’s first hundred days have remarked on how little he has accomplished. But the scariest thing about Trump has always been, not so much what he will do, as what his election represents: the persistence of white patriarchal plutocracy. Even if all Trump accomplishes is reversing Obama’s modest progress in environmental, economic, and criminal justice, that is tragic, for it means that America had the chance to dig itself out of a history of oppression and opted instead to entrench itself further.

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