For the past four years, the Trump administration developed and administered policies and implemented actions that were tremendously painful for hundreds of thousands of people and enormously embarrassing to both the American public and the world in general . That suffering was borne primarily by minorities and people of color: Latinos he demonized, Black people he denigrated for protesting against racism and brutality, Muslims he continually attacked, transgender people he licensed discrimination against, Asian Americans he insulted.
Trump separated thousands of immigrant children from their parents in a policy that will go down in history as among the cruelest actions of his administration. He downplayed the coronavirus pandemic, which has thus far killed at least 500,000 Americans.
Trumps legacy will be remembered for many things, including corruption and extremism. As shamed and embarrassed citizens we must continue to document this legacy as the nation and the world strive to clean up the mess left by his administration and the republican party. We must strive to restore whatever civility we can to a republic that has been severely damaged.
This ongoing series of prints, Legacy, is a humble attempt to move forward this documentation.