Remaking the ethnographic museum in the global contemporary
Viv Golding and Wayne Modest
-black taglines throughout
his campaign gave justification to, and unleashed, unhinged acts of racism
against people of colour and women in the wake of his win. White America,
it has been said, came out fighting to ‘make America great again’, to make
America white (again).
The election of Donald Trump followed on the heels of the Brexit referendum in the UK. Fuelled by the toxic tabloid press and winning with only
a small margin (not even 52 per cent), millions of Britons voted to give up
their membership to the European Union. This vote, on the face of it, may
have been about
conservatives but, in this case, it is largely a meme circulated among social innovators rather than a widespread stereotype. If social conservatives were genuinely widely understood to be backward-looking and ridiculous, the United States would not have elected Donald Trump president, Brexit would not be the law of the land in the United Kingdom, and Australia’s Parliament would have legalized gay marriage without blinking, just for example.
I’ve borrowed this evocative turn of phrase from Twitter commentary by Dr. Sarah May, https://twitter.com/Sarah_May1/status