Slavery made America a slave to black history. As much as white America invented us, the nation can never be free of us now. America doesn't even exist without us. That's why Barack Obama was so offensive, so scary to white America. America shudders and says to itself: The president's supposed to be us, not them. In that light, Donald Trump's victory was hardly surprising.
-- Michael Eric Dyson, Tears We Cannot Stop, p. 76