Now the votes are in, and Trump got greater support from minorities than Romney or McCain before him. You can read the Washington Post article, Trump Got More Votes From People Of Color Than Romney Did, or look at the raw data (source)
Trump made gains among blacks. He made gains among Latinos. He made gains among Asians. The only major racial group where he didn’t get a gain of greater than 5% was white people. I want to repeat that: the group where Trump’s message resonated least over what we would predict from a generic Republican was the white population.
Nor was there some surge in white turnout. I don’t think we have official numbers yet, but by eyeballing what data we have it looks very much like whites turned out in equal or lesser numbers this year than in 2012, 2008, and so on.
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If you insist that Trump would have to be racist to say or do whatever awful thing he just said or did, you are giving him too much credit.
no one has ever accused me of that !! )
once again Congratulations to Fecal Face and Michael Moore for their correct predictions !! )
Trump is just randomly and bizarrely terrible. Sometimes his random and bizarre terribleness is about white people, and then we laugh it off. Sometimes it’s about minorities, and then we interpret it as racism.
You can argue that he and his supporters are biased for caring more about terrorism than about furniture-related injuries, which kill several times more Americans than terrorists do each year.
But do you see how there’s a difference between “cognitive bias that makes you unreasonably afraid” versus “white supremacy”?
uh yay-yuh !! )
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I agree that this is getting into murky territory and that a better answer here would be to deconstruct the word “racism” into a lot of very heterogenous parts, one of which means exactly this sort of thing. But as I pointed out in Part 4, a lot of these accusations shy away from the word “racism” precisely because it’s an ambiguous thing with many heterogenous parts, some of which are understandable and resemble the sort of thing normal-but-flawed human beings might think. Now they say “KKK white nationalism” or “overt white supremacy”. These terms are powerful exactly because they do not permit the gradations of meaning which this subject demands.
Let me say this for the millionth time. I’m not saying Trump doesn’t have some racist attitudes and policies. I am saying that talk of “entire campaign built around white supremacy” and “the white power candidate” is deliberate and dangerous exaggeration. Lots of people (and not just whites!) are hasty to generalize from “ISIS is scary” to “I am scared of all Muslims”. This needs to be called out and fought, but it needs to be done in an understanding way,
not with cries of “KKK WHITE SUPREMACY!”
thats a why I NEVER call anyone a racist !! )
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Sunday a Bald Eagle flew in low and starred me down for 5 seconds !! )
That's some serious kumbaya shit there.
Oh yes, love will conquer all and hate will be bred off.
Coming from the most hate filled and vitriolic poster here no less!
..on the heels of Trump wining the election no less!
Talk about wishful thinking.
anAHierTT Auto-Review no less !! )