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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Folks like NW always denied this. But here are the facts:

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April 12, 2021 at 7:30 a.m. PDT

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After a Donald Trump campaign event in Mobile, Ala., in 2015 attracted about 20,000 attendees, a narrative emerged that his popularity centered on White working-class voters in small towns in red states. Books such as “Hillbilly Elegy” rose to the top of bestseller lists as a way to help more Americans understand this group of voters that got behind the wealthy reality star from Manhattan. And cable news networks regularly featured panels of journalists asking these voters why they continued to back such a widely unpopular leader.

But new data supports something that some critics of the former president were confident of from the earliest days of Trump’s presidential campaign: The Ivy League graduate from New York City got to the White House with the support of more college-educated professionals than is often acknowledged.

Robert A. Pape, director of the Chicago Project on Security and Threats, worked with court records to analyze the demographics and home county characteristics of the 377 Americans arrested or charged in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol in Washington aimed at overturning the 2020 election.


“What we know 90 days later is that the insurrection was the result of a large, diffuse and new kind of protest movement congealing in the United States,” the political science professor wrote in The Washington Post. “Those involved are, by and large, older and more professional than right-wing protesters we have surveyed in the past. They typically have no ties to existing right-wing groups. But like earlier protesters, they are 95 percent White and 85 percent male, and many live near and among Biden supporters in blue and purple counties.”

While Trump often spoke about jobs and factories being shipped overseas to manufacture American products — it wasn’t solely economic anxiety that drew many of his supporters to the wealthy real estate developer who allegedly avoided paying taxes that could benefit low-income Americans. It was cultural anxiety — regardless of their economic status — that was a consistent factor in support for Trump. While concerns about changing views on faith, gender and sexuality were often expressed by many of the former president’s most die-hard supporters, fear about America becoming less White — and less “great” — was at the root of at least some of the loyalty to him.

A widely reported 2017 survey from the Atlantic and the Public Religion Research Institute provided some insight into the views of White working-class voters who backed Trump.

Nearly half (48 percent) of White working-class Americans said: “Things have changed so much that I often feel like a stranger in my own country.”
Nearly 70 percent (68 percent) of White working-class Americans believe the United States is in danger of losing its culture and identity.
More than 60 percent (62 percent) of White working-class Americans believe the growing number of newcomers from other countries threatens American culture.
The narrative that the former president was primarily popular with White low-income voters who were anxious about their economic position in an increasingly globalized economy was true but always incomplete, as the final chapter of his presidency shows. The most recent attempt by Trump supporters to keep the president in office largely included White culturally anxious professionals from urban areas, according to the study.

This pattern isn’t unfamiliar in history. During the civil rights movement, the White Citizens Council, the Ku Klux Klan and other self-identified white supremacist groups often consisted of people who were members of the professional classes of their respective communities.

Pape told The Fix that 20 researchers systematically and thoroughly scrubbed media sources to discover the occupation data of those arrested. What they discovered is that they were mainly middle-class to upper-middle-class Whites who were fearful that as culture continued to change, so would their status in society.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trumpism let this kind of behavior out of the box:

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April 15, 2021 at 10:20 a.m. PDT

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An Army soldier in South Carolina was charged Wednesday with third-degree assault after a video captured him shoving a young Black man and saying he was “in the wrong neighborhood,” authorities said.

The confrontation from earlier this week near Columbia, S.C., sparked a public outcry, and protesters crowded Wednesday on the sidewalk outside the home of the soldier, 42-year-old Jonathan Pentland, who is White. The video stoked long-standing concerns about harassment faced by Black Americans, and law enforcement and Army officials condemned Pentland’s behavior as “disturbing” and as bringing “disrespect” on Fort Jackson, the large training center where he was stationed.

“We’re not going to let people be bullies in our community,” Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said at a news conference Wednesday. “And if you are, you’re going to answer for it, and that’s what we’ve done in this case.”


Good for Sheriff Leon Lott.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-front-row/exterminate-all-the-brutes-reviewed-a-vast-agonizing-history-of-white-supremacy?utm_campaign=cm&utm_source=crm&utm_brand=tny&utm_mailing=TNY_SubPersRec_020520&utm_medium=email&bxid=5dfabdf7fc942d641a20c2e1&cndid=28886814&hasha=50a49ee4eeff8b7d418ff57d217d3beb&hashb=6f5d489012732b7aa770fb5e3828f8210cbb7ba1&hashc=9b48f2f27b5765b8fae61887f02d334ccc060921a4938a43449259568394713d&utm_term=NYR_Pers_Recom_2021-04-16
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The descent of the GOP into the fringe racism of the whackos. Here is part of the America First "manifesto":

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Infrastructure
The America First Caucus will work towards an infrastructure that reflects the architectural,
engineering and aesthetic value that befits the progeny of European architecture, whereby
public infrastructure must be utilitarian as well as stunningly, classically beautiful, befitting a
world power and source of freedom. As the Romans demonstrated with aqueducts, walls and
roads, function and beauty are not at odds. Federally funded infrastructure, including roads,
buildings, airports, seaports, bridges, should demonstrate a pride of workmanship. A bridge is
not merely something to cross from side A to side B, it is a connection among peoples.


Immigration
The America First Caucus recognizes that our country is more than a mass of consumers or a
series of abstract ideas. America is a nation with a border, and a culture, strengthened by a
common respect for uniquely Anglo-Saxon political traditions


White panic.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

more welcome members of the right wing...




https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-ihop-karen-black-soldiers-harassment-virginia-20210423-ht2ilxid6fecjocftdp6zosjva-story.html4 Black soldiers called N-word, harassed by white woman at Virginia IHOP
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A white woman harassed four Black soldiers Monday afternoon at a Virginia IHOP and called them the N-word twice, one soldier said.

The unidentified woman initially offered to help pay for the group’s meal at the restaurant near Fort Belvoir in the Washington, D.C., suburbs, soldier Joe Jeffers Jr. said in a Facebook video. Jeffers said she left $6 on the table and walked away.

But minutes later, the woman stormed back to the table demanding the money back, according to Jeffers. After a disagreement over how much money the woman left behind, Jeffers quoted her as saying, “Y’all are some lying, c---s--king, [N-word]s who don’t know what the f--- they’re talking about.”

An unidentified IHOP patron harasses four soldiers near Fort Belvoir.
An unidentified IHOP patron harasses four soldiers near Fort Belvoir. (TikTok)
She then followed that with, “I hate [N-word]s in this town,” according to Jeffers. At that point, Jeffers and another soldier began filming the interaction. The other three soldiers have not been identified, but Jeffers shared multiple videos on his TikTok page.

“You guys are a bunch of s---bags,” she told the group in one video. Jeffers asked the woman to leave. Instead, she blocked his exit from the restaurant booth, so he climbed behind her to leave.

A white man, identifying himself as a veteran, then confronted the woman. A second video shows the woman telling the man, “I will f---ing drop you” despite giving up at least two inches and dozens of pounds.

The four soldiers got their meals to go and walked away. They reported the incident to their chain of command, according to the Army Times. In a follow-up TikTok, Jeffers forgave the woman.

“We were just four soldiers who said, ‘Man, let’s go to IHOP, we want some lunch,” he said in a second Facebook video. “And then we dealt with that.”



https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-food-bank-woman-n-word-loses-job-right-color-20210425-ywbgclc36zdapmb4xdckz3wuqe-story.html


SEE IT: White woman calls Black neighbor the N-word, adds ‘You are not the right color, honey’ and loses job at Virginia food bank

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

only the latest.

https://www.kron4.com/news/national/lebron-james-responds-to-ohio-bar-owner-calling-for-his-expulsion/?fbclid=IwAR2T2BEgMCuXIJd2NLcQpAFPfFnyJcZHeYcRWYb_B6xUzVJTPqE-xz8Iz2w
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://news.yahoo.com/tennessee-officer-fired-high-fiving-165023052.html


Tennessee officer fired for high-fiving man using race slur


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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee police department fired an officer last fall after video surfaced of him high-fiving a man who used a racial slur.

According to The Tennessean, the Franklin Police Department's November firing of Seth Schilling was confirmed by documents obtained through a public records request.

The documents say Schilling responded in October to a call at a bar about a man harassing customers, filming them and using racial and homophobic slurs.

The documents say a group of men was in the parking lot. One said the racial slur, followed by "See! First Amendment! First Amendment!” The man said he was a Donald Trump supporter, and Schilling said he supported the former president as well, documents say.

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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2021 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How can the Biden administration and you lefties here -- justify financial aid to farmers AS LONG AS THEY ARE NOT WHITE? How is that not about as blatantly racist as it gets?
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2021 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How can the Biden administration and you lefties here -- justify financial aid to farmers AS LONG AS THEY ARE NOT WHITE? How is that not about as blatantly racist as it gets? How many laws and constitutional protections does it blow to hell?
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2021 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

C’mon mike post it three more times, and put it in all caps.
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