Larry Davis, dean of the School of Social Work, Donald M. Henderson Professor and director of the Center on Race and Social Problems at the University of Pittsburgh, published an op-ed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on October 6, 2016.
Few would deny that part of Donald Trump’s popularity arises from America’s racial tensions. Some also argue that he has contributed to these tensions, and perhaps there is some truth to this. But with or without Mr. Trump, I believe our country still would be experiencing a period of greater racial consciousness and increased racial strife. Why?