Jeremy Adam Smith: Donald Trump is giving voice to a tribe of white people who felt unheard. Now that he’s helped them find their voice, I don’t think they’ll fall silent once he’s been defeated. If he is defeated.
Jeremy Adam Smith: Prejudice and xenophobia are consciously embraced by many otherwise functional, healthy citizens, and racial associations persist in the unconscious minds of many explicitly anti-racist people. People are rarely either racist or not-racist. Almost all of us fall along a spectrum.
Jeremy Adam Smith: Many terrible things happened in 2013. But concealed within each awful event was at least some kernel of courage or grace.