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Race Conversations for People of Color in the Trump Era

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  1. john says:

    I don’t wish to debate the point, just an observation in the era of Trump, for whatever its worth:

    Racial progress, at this moment in time and history, which certainly needs to happen, just so happens to coincide with a movement in conservative white culture that is reeling from the radical changes in free speech and sexual freedom that have happened in the last 10 years or so. Many conservative whites (wrongly, I believe) see in Trump a solution to the open immorality of the culture. So, when many whites hear opposition to Trump, they automatically associate it with sin and being told to shut up about their conservative views. The racial question then gets rolled into this as a result. It’s an unnuanced view, unfortunately – but it is what it is. And in essence, such simplistic views among white conservatives which pigeon-hole everybody into one position or the other are no different or any less divisive than what they accuse the liberal media of perpetrating.

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