The 2016 election results were a shock to many blue state residents across the country. White, working-class voters voted in droves for Donald Trump, leaving many wondering how it had happened and if this meant a new status quo. In this panel, speakers discuss the mindsets of working-class voters and how our country can bridge its gaping political divide.
Steven Hayward is a visiting scholar at the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies and a Fox News commentator.
Professor Hochschild is the author of Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, a finalist for the National Book Award. She conducted five years of intensive interviews with Tea Party enthusiasts in Louisiana, learning about what and how these voters see, think and feel.