by P Threlfall
The US presidential campaign has been played like Las Vegas poker tournament. Between both campaigns, the race card, gender card, class card, and fear cards are strategically played with what Boudon referred to as “perverse effects.”
Most would hope that tremendous progress would be promised from a campaign that does not consist of four upper class white men, but it seems that it has only served to unveil the deep seated classism, racism, and sexism that this extremely diverse society possesses. The card games played in this election have created a schism within American society that will take far more than a change in Washington to heal.
The question is whether or not this unveiling has been good or bad in the long run. Was it better to keep these ugly truths in the closet? Or now that the world has seen this complex culture for what it really is, will the healing begin?