The Democratic Party, increasingly dragged to the right by the Republican Party run amok, is similarly losing its credibility among Americans of conscience. We now know that a platform of gradual liberal progress cannot mobilize many progressive whites and large blocs of people of color. We also know that many white voters, faced with a choice between the liberal status quo and the affirmation that they are not and never will be racially inferior, will vote for the latter.
Millennial liberals have started to find their political voice, and have started registering to run for office, calling their congressmen and volunteering in campaigns. This is a positive step forward.
My life is largely shielded from the impact of politics, yet I am still angry. I can scarcely imagine the absolute rage that the most severely affected Americans must feel.