What is the worldview driving some people to call President Trump’s tweets about congressman Eljiah Cummings and Baltimore racist? And why are they downplaying some of the factual realities described in Trump’s tweets? How, in the view of Heather Mac Donald, do victim mentality, intersectionality, and identity politics threaten American culture and prosperity? And what are the root causes of socioeconomic disparities in America, and solutions to what she sees as the deep-seated corruption of education and culture today? Today we sit down with Manhattan Institute fellow Heather Mac Donald, who is a contributing editor to City Journal and author of “The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture.” We discuss Trump’s unique approach to identity politics, and what Mac Donald describes as the myths of institutional racism and sexism in America, the “Ferguson effect,” affirmative action, and the proliferation of hatred in public discourse today.

Heather Mac Donald on Victim Mentality, Identity Politics & President Trump’s Baltimore Tweets