The Aftermath I: A New Day and Old Dog Whistles

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Why you should care

Because you can’t bury your head in the sand just because your candidate lost.

Part 1 of The Aftermath With Christina Greer, a provocative OZY original series featuring candid conversations between Black thought leaders who are coming to terms with what a Trump presidency could mean for the communities they represent.

On November 9, President Obama promised those reeling from Donald J. Trump’s election stunner that “the sun will still rise in the morning.” Ten weeks later, on the eve of Trump’s inauguration, the sun continues to rise — and OZY is pleased to bring forth stories, conversations and viewpoints from across the political spectrum.

Next week, we’ll kick off a yearlong series that will bring you political reporting from every state in the nation. We will continue to bring you conservative and liberal thought leaders, like Paul Ryan, Karl Rove and Al Franken. And this week, we are pleased to bring you this seven-part, special series featuring political scientist Christina Greer. The focus? The aftermath of the 2016 election.

This first episode features a provocative, wide ranging conversation between Greer and fellow political scientist Niambi Carter. They dissect the dog-whistle politics that pervaded the 2016 presidential election, explain why they think white women voted against their own interests, and why, in their view, Vice President Mike Pence is the incoming administration’s real menace.


Interviews, op-eds, and analysis to help you make sense of the news of the day and the news of the future.