An article in the new Washington Post series “The 45th President” recently cited Dr. Carol Anderson, Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies and Associated Faculty in the History Department. The WaPo series reflects back on the Trump presidency. Read the excerpt citing Anderson below along with the full piece: “Allegations of racism have marked Trump’s presidency and become key issue as election nears.”
Scholars describe Trump’s record on race in historically harsh terms. Carol Anderson, a professor of African American Studies at Emory University, compared Trump to Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Abraham Lincoln as president and helped Southern Whites reestablish much of the racial hegemony they had seemingly lost in the Civil War.
“Johnson made it clear that he was really the president of a few people, not the American people,” Anderson said. “And Trump has done the same.”