White folks, we’re not the victims

To understand the roots of the white rage that President Trump taps into with unerring and unconscionable precision, it helps to look at a recent news story from South Africa.

That country’s history, of course, exhibits the most extreme form of white power. The white minority denied the black majority the most rudimentary rights for decades.

Then, in 1994, apartheid crumbled, and a democratically elected government took office that, remarkably and wisely, refused to exact vengeance for decades of oppression.

 

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