Jarrett Christian

We went to a gun show to talk to Trump's supporters
Culture

We went to a gun show to talk to Trump's supporters

Disunited States: Into Trumpland — In rural America, voters turned out to support Donald Trump in their hoards. We head to the small town of Perry, which is hosting a gun show, to hear voters' thoughts.

Written by: Michael Segalov

These Syrian refugees believe America will rise above Trump’s racism
Reportage

These Syrian refugees believe America will rise above Trump’s racism

“America offers us a future” — There's much to fear in Trump's America, and for nobody is this truer than Muslim refugees. In the small town of Clarkston, Georgia, live the Dallou family, who arrived here seeking refuge from violence in Syria. They remain positive about the future.

Written by: Michael Segalov

An uncomfortable conversation with a young black Republican
Activism

An uncomfortable conversation with a young black Republican

Disunited States: Difficult truths — It's not surprising, really, that very few black people in this election voted Trump, even less so in an urban metropolis like Atlanta. In our latest dispatch from the city, we meet Donnie Pulliam, a young black Republican at Morehouse College. It makes for a difficult conversation.

Written by: Michael Segalov

The Atlanta skate park that fought back against gentrification - and won
Culture

The Atlanta skate park that fought back against gentrification - and won

Disunited States: Black Blocks — Built in 1996 in time for Atlanta to host the Olympic Games, Black Blocks was a small urban square designed to spruce up the highway, but it quickly became an important spot for Atlanta’s skaters. Gentrification is in full swing in the city, and when the authorities tried to shut it down earlier this year, the community rallied together to save it, explains Andrew Murrell.

Written by: Andrew Murrell

America could learn a lot from the skaters of Atlanta
Culture

America could learn a lot from the skaters of Atlanta

Lessons from the Fourth Ward Skate Park — As Trump comes to power on a divisive wave of prejudice, the skate community of Atlanta is holding tight and keeping their own utopia alive. In this chapter of Disunited States, a series of dispatches from Georgia, Huck escapes to the Fourth Ward Skate Park and finds a community that refuses to build boundaries.

Written by: Michael Segalov

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