I sense that the President-elect has a strategy about bringing American's together. To some, he seems to have ignored the racial tensions that have been growing for the last few years. Is that true or is it a misunderstanding of what Donald Trump is up to?
It seems to me that the root of racial and gender tensions is economic. Minorities feel they do not have the same opportunities as whites. Women believe they do not receive equal pay for equal work. This lack of equality and lack of opportunity, if not the root of the problem, exacerbates underlying tensions and makes them many times worse.
Donald Trump's strategy for dealing with racial and gender tensions, although it has not been explained as such, apparently is to target the economic aspect. IF the economy begins to grow, IF wages rise, IF there are more and better jobs available, IF women and minorities benefit from those improvements, Trump seems to believe the tensions will subside.
I have heard people saying he should talk more about race and gender issues. Is he ignoring them or is he dealing with them in what might prove to be an effective way? If this is what he is up to, then it certainly is a novel approach.
Make America Great Again, MAGA. Is this the Trump plan to economically raise the entire country and thereby relieve a key irritant to race and gender relations? If so, will it work? I'm a white male, so I'm probably not the one to say it will or won't. But there it is, a possible plan to eliminate one thing that divides us –– wealth for everyone
His election to the presidency has given him four years to show us what he has to offer. He has begun by placing at least two men in very powerful positions who have been accused of racism. I'm not sure they are white supremacists, but clearly they have some serious racist tendencies. Trump himself has exhibited serious negative attitudes toward women. Are these things of the past? If they are, then there is hope this plan, if it is a plan, might have a chance. If these men are presently racists and misogynists, then I don't think any plan will be able to hide it. But if there has been a change in their attitudes toward minorities and women, then possibly there is hope.
We just don't have much choice but to wait and see.