November 21, 2017

The Nationalist's Delusion

Adam Serwer – The Atlantic:

when social scientists control for white voters’ racial attitudes—that is, whether those voters hold “racially resentful” views about blacks and immigrants—even the educational divide disappears. In other words, the relevant factor in support for Trump among white voters was not education, or even income, but the ideological frame with which they understood their challenges and misfortunes. It is also why voters of color—who suffered a genuine economic calamity in the decade before Trump’s election—were almost entirely immune to those same appeals.

Emphasis mine.

Not income. Not education. Ideology – how frightening was the notion of a black president followed by a woman president, or immigrants, or anyone non-white – elected Donald Trump. Where’d you stand?

Good, long read.

#Trump #racist #bigot #fraud #whereDidYouStand

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