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Kevin McGruder on Trump’s path to the presidency

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Vice President for Academic Affairs & Associate Professor of History Dr. Kevin McGruder was featured in the PBS NewsHour documentary, “Trump’s path to the presidency — and the remaking of the Republican Party,” by journalists Yamiche Alcindor and Meredith Lee.

Dr. McGruder reflects on Trump’s controversial record on racial issues in his career as a real estate developer, and provides insight into Trump’s understanding of historical racial stereotypes in America and how he used them to gain political momentum during his candidacy and presidency.

Watch the documentary below.

Dr. McGruder is the author of Race and Real Estate: Conflict and Cooperation in Harlem, 1890-1920, and co-author of the books Witness: Two Hundred Years of African-American Faith and Practice at the Abyssinian Baptist Church of Harlem, New York and Emancipation Proclamation, Forever Free.