What Hector Tobar's students taught him about white despair

One voter group Donald Trump consistently polls better with than Hillary Clinton are working-class whites. Trump’s message is resonating with those voters in key states like Ohio. One reason is that the loss of manufacturing and mining jobs there has left many struggling; and that sense of downward mobility is fueling anger. In an op-ed for the New York Times, author and journalist Hector Tobar writes about white despair among his students at the University of Oregon. It’s titled, “My Lesson From White America.”



  • Héctor Tobar - Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of “Our Migrant Souls: A Meditation on Race and the Meanings and Myths of ‘Latino’”