The easiest way for the status quo to defend itself at this moment is to convince us that the election simply confirms the racism of white people rather than representing an enraged howl against a political and economic system that harms millions in order to confer wealth, power, and prestige upon the ruling class.
In no particular order, here are excerpts from the “political compass” in-class assignment. These responses come from students in the three classes I’m teaching this semester:
I do know that what I stand for is equality for all. Call it democracy or whatever, but I stand for the rights of immigrants, I stand for the LGBT community, I stand for the people of color….