Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is the author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation (2016) and How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective (2017). Her interests are black politics, radicalism, and social movements, and she also works on issues concerning racial inequality and public policy in the United States. She is an assistant professor of African American studies at Princeton University. Her writing has been published in Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society, the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Guardian, Boston Review, The New Republic, Al Jazeera America, Jacobin, In These Times, New Politics, and other media outlets. She is currently completing a book manuscript entitled "Race for Profit: Black Housing and the Urban Crisis in the 1970s."
This talk engages the paradox of how the nation went from having elected the first African American president to the white nationalist presidency of Trump.