Public lecture video by Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS). This lecture was held on November 21, 2016. Speakers were Avik Roy, opinion editor at Forbes Magazine and a founder of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity (FREOPP) (via Skype); James Simms, Forbes contributor, freelance reporter, television and radio commentator; and Ben Karp, ICAS Fellow and a founder of the Eliezer Society.
The recent contest between Republican nominee Donald J. Trump and Democratic Hillary Rodham Clinton was a campaign unprecedented in its vitriol and divisiveness that roiled the electorate with claims of corruption, moral depravity, sexism and racism. In fact, though both candidates were white, there was significantly more racial and ethnic clamor in this cycle than the historic 2008 nomination of America’s first major party African-American candidate.