But why don’t we call it that?

The fire damaged Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville, Mississippi, was vandalized with the words “Vote Trump” on Nov. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

The Republican catchphrase has a problem

President-elect Barack Obama visited the Lincoln Memorial with his family in 2009. Only a willful twist of historical reality could make Lincoln’s Republican Party progressively concerned about black lives in the 1860s. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Or maybe that’s obvious.

Above: Nancy Burson’s What if He Were: Black-Asian-Hispanic-Middle Eastern-Indian animated GIF

Ibram X. Kendi

@UF Prof and Author of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

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