To many, Obama’s election was a sign of hope and change, but for others it signaled despair and desperation. They feared they were members of a losing team and that something had to be done to stop the erosion of their power and influence. We’ve now come to understand that this is a much more valid explanation for Donald Trump’s surprising election win in 2016. It can’t just be chalked up to Hillary Clinton’s unlikability or her failure to effectively campaign in key states such as Ohio, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. It was the dawning sense on the part of white, Christian America that they were losing control and ceding authority to the growing ranks of Black, brown, and tan people.