Van Jones Can Empathize With Trump Voters
Jones is the president of Dream Corps, a nonprofit organization, and is a CNN contributor.
Occupation: Social entrepreneur
Hometown: Jackson, Tenn.
His Top 5 Afrofuturist Works:
1. “Sign o’ the Times,” Prince
2. “Octavia’s Brood,” Adrienne Maree Brown and Walidah Imarisha, editors
3. “Electric Lady,” Janelle Monáe
4. “Black Panther,” Reginald Hudlin
5. “Mothership,” Bill Campbell and Edward Austin Hall, editors
I’ve read that you’re a science-fiction and comic-book nerd and that you’re close with Newt Gingrich, who has written a few novels about alternate histories. Why do you think a lot of people who love policy wonkery also have an interest in science fiction? Because we’re all nerds.