@Dseitz Sure, ok. But what's your reason for the rapid decline of the Sons of the American Revolution? And the NAACP? And the Presbyterians... And why do you think so few people volunteer for local political campaigns today, or even national campaigns?
Your reason doesn't explain why all of this is happening at the same time... Has has been happening for decades, basically since the 70s. These declines aren't new and certainly weren't caused by Trump. There is a systemic problem.
The NAACP I can't speak to. I'm white. I would ask the Black community.
And my reasoning makes much more sense than some sort of amorphous "malaise." Communities, what they mean, who gets to be a part of them, and where they even exist have changed ENORMOUSLY in the last fifty years. Not a lot of organizations have reflected that, to my mind.
@Dseitz I don't follow your argument. (This is not a critique of the argument per se, I just actually don't understand what you mean.)