Why did white women vote for Donald Trump? What role did the media play in his victory, and what is their responsibility now? What are the the odds Trump will still be President four years from now? Who should we be reading and listening to in order to forge a path going forward? These were some of the many questions discussed at WTF Now? Race and politics in Trump’s America, a special Uncharted Berkeley Festival of Ideas event put on by Berkeleyside on Monday, Jan. 16 at the David Brower Center in downtown Berkeley.
Jamelle Bouie, chief political correspondent of Slate.com, and Christina Greer, professor of political science at Fordham University, were the evening’s expert speakers. Bouie, also a political analyst for CBS News, was in conversation with Berkeleyside and Uncharted co-founder Lance Knobel, and Greer talked with PowerPAC+‘s Aimee Allison. PowerPac+ works to elect progressive leaders to public office to reflect the country’s multiracial majority.
The speakers were welcomed by Lauren Schiller, host of the radio show Inflection Point. After both conversations, the four took questions from the audience.
Watch the live-stream of the evening above. The annual Uncharted Berkeley Festival of Ideas, produced by Berkeleyside, takes place in October in downtown Berkeley. Learn more at BerkeleyIdeas.com