For many, the results of the 2020 Presidential election is perceived as a battle over opposing values that will result in the election determining which will set of values will be victorious. But will the election end the conflicts and polarization that has been stoked? Equally if not more likely is the solidification of the recent emboldening of racial hate groups and the normalization of racist rhetoric from the highest levels of public office. No matter who has won, what happens now that this pandora’s box has been opened? What impact might this have on the political landscape, on communities around the country, and on our national psyche? This discussion reflects on these questions among others and attempts to imagine what we can do to manage and possibly repair the country’s battered racial fabric.
Co-hosted by the Watson Institute and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America.