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HOPE not hate in America

posted by: Joe Mulhall | on: Friday, 15 July 2016, 15:21

Last year when Donald Trump announced he was running for President we all laughed. ‘What, the guy with the funny hair off of American apprentice?’ we all sniggered. Well, the laughing has stopped and this week’s polling shows Trump is now tied with Hillary in the race for the White House.

You don’t have to look hard to find blogs, newspaper articles and op-eds ridiculing Trump supporters for their stupidity, backwardness and ignorance. It’s easy to poke fun at a caricature-esq slack jawed yokel in a ‘Make America Great Again’ baseball hat, but it’s not helpful.

The truth is Trump’s rise is the result of a lot of fear and anger and just as we found in Dagenham in 2010, when people are scared, feeling ostracized from the political process and lashing out, it’s better to listen and try to understand. One thing is for sure, you can’t cure something without properly diagnosing it.

Trying to understand what is causing people to support trump is just one of the many questions that HOPE not hate’s new American blog will set out to explore this summer. We will be bringing you all the latest news from the elections, analyzing events and drawing parallels with phenomenon in the U.K. and Europe.

However, the HOPE not hate team is also going to hit the road to seek out new, interesting and exciting stories from a new perspective. Over the next four months a HOPE not hate team will be travelling across America giving tell the story of the United States in a way you will often not see in the mainstream British press.

Expect short news blogs, longer reportage, video interviews, pictures and mini-documentaries. In short, doing what HOPE not hate does best, going into communities and listening to people.

Stay tuned and check back regularly!

 Posted: 15 Jul 2016 | There are 1 comments


Comment 1 | From: Paul Bright | Date: 16 October 2016, 11:43

Putting people first by stopping risk on the roads is the way to build an inclusive commonwealth. Following BRexit we can bring back British Rail and create millions of Good Jobs as well as saving the NHS. The sooner Jeremy Corbyn is Prime Minister and we get rid of the rotten extremist Tory regime, the better for everyone.

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