My home state in the U.S. is South Dakota, where President Donald Trump happened to give a provocative Fourth of July speech at Mount Rushmore. While Trump’s visit to my beloved state surely called for reflection on my part, I struggled to find the right balance of ideas. I know people who attended what amounted to a campaign rally that blatantly exploited iconic American imagery and incited cultural and race divisions for personal electoral gain. This fact made me wonder, what would it take for my fellow South Dakotans, who attended the event, to reject Trump and his chauvinist-racist ploys to win a second term?
|Publication status||Published - 29 Jul 2020|