Throughout the 2020 election, a constant question arose, “How can they vote for Trump?” Within the context of tribalism and the disenfranchised status created by the deteriorated blue-collar job market, I reflect on labor history to explain how those who are denied affordable education are left out of the American dream. This trend disproportionately affects the Black community. In turn, these populations potentially remain reminiscent of how America was great for them in the past. Supported by descriptive statistics, I reflect on the educational line in red and contested states during the 2020 presidential election. The paper concludes with the recommendation that higher education must be affordable to help communities transcend the dream of manufacturing but instead embrace a well-informed position in supporting our democracy.
Hollis, L. P. (2021). A Tribe Called Trump: The Motivation Behind the Education Line & Why People of Color Voted for the Bully-in-Chief. Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education, 20 (3). Retrieved from https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/taboo/vol20/iss3/10