The Deep Roots of White Male Identity Politics in Presidential Elections

If you’re looking for resources to help students place Trumpism and the 2020 presidential election in wider historical context, don’t miss the eye-opening new documentary The Man Card: White Male Identity Politics from Nixon to Trump.

Ranging from the 1960s to today, The Man Card exposes a deliberate strategy by the right to frame Democrats and liberals as soft, brand the Republican Party as the party of “real men,” and position conservatives as defenders of white male power and authority in the face of seismic demographic changes and ongoing struggles for equality.

The Man Card is now available for purchase by universities, public libraries, and community organizations.

The Man Card was directed by acclaimed filmmakers Peter Hutchison and Lucas Sabean, and was created and co-written by political analyst Jackson Katz, the author of the award-winning book Man Enough: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton & the Politics of Presidential Masculinity (Interlink Books).