Strunk, K.; Locke, L.; Chang, J.; Clancy, P.; Drake, L.
Abstract We write this editorial at the end of the Trump
presidential administration. There is much to be written
about this period in U.S. government and public life.
As of this writing, the current U.S. president and his
lawyers continue pursuing ill-destined litigation to
attempt to overturn an election result that saw him
ousted from office (Landau et al., 2020). The U.S., and
most of the world, remain embroiled in the worst public
health crisis in over a century (Freire-Paspuel et al.,
2020). The onslaught of police violence against people
and communities of Color continues (Hayes et al.,
2000), as do mass protest movements and efforts to
redirect police funding to other services (to ‘defund the
police’; Jean, 2020). Scholars have suggested that the
Trump administration has been among the most openly
and unapologetically anti-Black (De Genova, 2020)
and anti-immigrant (Paik, 2020) administrations in
modern U.S. history.