When Barack Obama took the oath as the first black president of the United States of America on a frigid January morning in 2009, he inherited a nation that was deeply divided, embroiled in two unpopular wars halfway across the globe and sliding speedily into the treacherous abyss of an economic recession.
In November 2015, Donald Trump sat down for an interview with Stephen Bannon, executive chairman of the Breitbart News Network, a far-right news and opinion site. In the course of the conversation, Bannon made the startling assertion that Silicon Valley has far too many Asian CEOs. An ominous portent of things to come? It certainly seems so today.