Panic in Shopping Malls: Mass Anxiety in the Wake of Trump

Periodically, mass surveys or fleeting events demonstrate the true state of the American public – beyond what politicians or their echo chambers in the news have to say. The fact that mini-panics took place in 15 different malls in the Unites States the day after Christmas, in cities sometimes hundreds of miles from each other, says a great deal about Americans. This is a demonstration of the nervousness about what Trump will bring, increasing racial tensions and class frustration that has, as yet, no political outlet.

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About Barbara MacLean

Barbara MacLean has worked as an academic and career counselor at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB), Merritt and West Valley Colleges and as a career counselor and manager of the Oakland One Stop Career Center, a public career and jobs center in partnership with EDD. She is a co-founder and editor of Planning Beyond Capitalism.

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