THE DIVIDED STATES OF AMERICA

Many items speak to enmity between the two major political parties with polarization around multiple issues, including what does or does not make someone feel safe; who is an authority, immigration, religion, impeachment, the news, facts, guns, climate change, the environment, civil rights, racial justice, women’s and LGBTQ+ rights. Political scientists warn that our polarization and partisanship -- driven by alienation from the other party, who is seen as a threat to America -- foments conditions that subvert democracy and enable authoritarian rule. 

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The Divided States of America
Demonization
Dehumanization
Cards and Canards
Who Is "America"? Whose "America" Is It?
Racism & Xenophobia
Immigrant Detentions and Contentions
Man Up
MeToo Movements
Misogyny and Misogynoir
Age-Related
Threats of Harm & Electoral Violence
Bullying, Shaming, and Lying
Transphobia
Homophobia
Pandemic Politics
Unmasked Meanings
God on Our Side
Gun Battles
Black Lives Matter
Pop Archetypes
Fake News, Troll Tidings
Disinformation and Conspiracy "Theories"
Talking Back to the Cap
Making and Remaking America
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Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Florida Atlantic University

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