Dear educated white America, Donald Trump is really trying to reach you – The Washington Post


He’s doing so by feigning interest in black voters and equality. Will it work again?

Trump has spent the bulk of his time on the campaign trail advocating for a politics that seeks to exclude, deport, offend and make an other out of just about anyone who is not white and Christian. Now, in a final push to win, Trump and his campaign staff would appear to have gone out of their way to send Trump to some of the whitest — and we do mean far whiter than average — cities in America.

The reasons are quite simple. When it comes to resisting the politics of racial retrenchment, fear-mongering and scapegoating, white voters as a group have a record that is far from solid. This pattern certainly includes white, college-educated Republicans.

Source: Dear educated white America, Donald Trump is really trying to reach you – The Washington Post

A Tribute to Clarence C. Finley, 1922-2016 | NAACP LDF



Burlington Industries acquired Charm Tred in 1959, and Clarence stayed on as comptroller. He continued to rise in the company, becoming corporate group Vice President; then President of Charm Tred-Monticello in 1970. By the time he retired, Burlington had become the world’s largest manufacturer of textiles, and Mr. Finley was responsible for six divisions of the company. He was the first Black executive to rise to the rank of division president in a major multinational firm. Clarence, who broke barriers for African-Americans both in the United States military and in the world of business, supported LDF’s work and mission for more than half a century; he served on the Board of Directors under every Director-Counsel except founder Thurgood Marshall. He made his first contribution in 1963, and in 1982 Clarence joined LDF’s Board of Directors. During his time on the Board, Clarence contributed his time and his wisdom, serving on both the Executive and Finance Committees.

Source: A Tribute to Clarence C. Finley, 1922-2016 | NAACP LDF