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White supremacy will not end overnight — will another Trump impeachment help?
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White supremacy will not end overnight — will another Trump impeachment help?

Ben Hatt explains how the conviction of former President Donald Trump in a U.S. Senate impeachment trial can signal a commitment to comprehensive change.

Former President Trump’s possible conviction by the Senate in the wake of his second impeachment will not only serve as a verdict on his individual actions, but it will also serve as a judgment on the tolerance of white supremacy in our country.

With the threat of domestic terrorism here for the foreseeable future, the wounds to our democracy from the Jan. 6 riots remain raw. The impetus to disrupt and disregard our democracy by some of Trump’s supporters has been predicated on hate, borne out of empty sentimentalism for a now-former president who has worked hard to undermine and subvert our nation’s dearest principles.

The above excerpt was originally published in The Hill. Click here to view the full article.

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Ben Hatt

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