Tag: Charles Blow

Dear Trump: Not all Black People Live in Inner Cities

During the town hall-style presidentialdebate between Hillary Clinton and Trumpin St. Louis Sundaynight, an African American audience member asked if the candidates would be a president for all Americans. Trump responded by explaining the plight of people living in “inner cities,” conflatingthe Black questioneras a representative ofthe inner city, and…

'Deplorable'

Under fire over calling half of Trump’s supporters “a basket of deplorables,” Clinton said she regretted using the word “half,” but New York Times columnist Charles Blow has another perspective:”Donald Trump is a deplorable candidate to put it charitably and anyone who helps him advance his racial, religious and ethnic…

The Perpetual Disconnect Between Trump and the Black Community

Trump has 2 percent of the Black vote, so his campaign conducts a rally in a predominantly Black city. Charles Blow calls outreach “a lie.” By Sheryl Estrada Reuters The Trump campaign held a rally Wednesday night in Jackson, Mississippi, a predominantly Black city, in its said effort to make…

Yale Student Held at Gunpoint for 'Fitting the Description'

By Julissa Catalan Charles Blow is a respected Brooklyn-based writer. An op-ed columnist for The New York Times, he also is a recently published author who often writes about race—including the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. He is Black and bisexual. He is also a single father of…