Black Editors Discuss What Trump's America Means For Minorities

"We can't lie to ourselves and say this is not going to be hard."

Kyra Kyles, the editor-in-chief of Ebony magazine, and Darnell Moore, senior editor at, joined The Huffington Post Black Voices’ “The Breakdown” last Thursday to discuss the impact that President-elect Donald Trump’s victory will have on people of color. 

Kyles and Moore, who spoke with Black Voices Senior Editor Lilly Workneh and Voices Culture Writer Zeba Blay, talked about several reasons that they think attributed to Trump’s stunning win and how minority communities can cope moving forward. 

Moore suggested that black Americans double-down on the collective mobilization that has fueled organizations like the Black Lives Matter movement. 

“Our survival tends to come from the way we create on our own terms,” he said. “For me, self-determination and collectivity is going to be what’s going to keep us. In addition to whatever mechanism we can push through policy.” 

Kyles acknowledged that this new reality may take some getting used to.

“We can’t lie to ourselves and say this is not going to be hard,” she said.

Ebony’s latest issue, in fact, could serve as reprieve from the post-election mayhem. The magazine just published its annual Power 100 list for 2016, which features talented black change-makers, entrepreneurs and entertainers.

Watch the full video above and check out more episodes of the “The Breakdown” here.



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