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    Democrat propagandists.

    Be sure to read down to the survey that shows that anti black and anti Hispanic sentiment has DECREASED under President Trump. And to the laughable conclusions the researchers/surveyors made as to WHY that is so, all because they bring with them the same biases, prejudices and belief in the lies that liberals have been espousing for the past 3 years.

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    Why won't Trump supporters openly embrace their feelings about "colored" people? (WHY? Because the VAST majority of us, including President Trump are NOT RACIST.)

    Back in the 50's and 60's (yes, old enough to remember those days) segregationists were not shy about expressing their true feelings about the separation of race, and their desire to keep America white - or at least to keep non-white "colored" people in their place as second class citizens (manual labor, waiters, ball players).

    Their stance was crystal clear, no ambiguity, we knew exactly what the segregationists wanted, and we knew where the Civil Rights activists stood. Then we passed a few laws, like the Civil Rights act of 1960 and 1964 (later adding the EEOC) and we pretended that racism in America had gone away.

    The reality of course is that it never went away. It has always been part of our heritage from the beginning, when Europeans destroyed the Native American nations and of course into the heady days of the slave trade from Africa which generated enormous wealth for an emerging nation.

    Trump understands very well that the undercurrent of racism in the American heartland is still alive, and it is a powerful force that can be leveraged to his benefit. Directly or indirectly he has renewed feelings of pride and ignited anger in many light skinned people in the USA. Will it carry him to re-election in 2020? Remains to be seen but it is certainly a possibility.

    What we wonder though - why don't all Trump supporters openly admit their desire to go back the the Jim Crow era? Some do; we saw the open face of racism in Charlottesville, and we surely see it in recent Trump rallies. But others seem to be on the fence.

    This is the baffling part. Are they ashamed of it? Are they in denial? As we get closer to the 2020 election my guess is that more and more of them will be coming out of the closet. Hard to say whether that will help Trump in the end, but it will be familiar to everyone that remembers the days of segregated housing and newspapers that had separate "colored" and "white" classified sections.Back in the 50's and 60's (yes, old enough to remember those days) segregationists were not shy about expressing their true feelings about the separation of race, and their desire to keep America white - or at least to keep non-white "colored" people in their place as second class citizens (manual labor, waiters, ball players).

    Their stance was crystal clear, no ambiguity, we knew exactly what the segregationists wanted, and we knew where the Civil Rights activists stood. Then we passed a few laws, like the Civil Rights act of 1960 and 1964 (later adding the EEOC) and we pretended that racism in America had gone away.

    The reality of course is that it never went away. It has always been part of our heritage from the beginning, when Europeans destroyed the Native American nations and of course into the heady days of the slave trade from Africa which generated enormous wealth for an emerging nation.

    Trump understands very well that the undercurrent of racism in the American heartland is still alive, and it is a powerful force that can be leveraged to his benefit. Directly or indirectly he has renewed feelings of pride and ignited anger in many light skinned people in the USA. Will it carry him to re-election in 2020? Remains to be seen but it is certainly a possibility.

    What we wonder though - why don't all Trump supporters openly admit their desire to go back the the Jim Crow era? Some do; we saw the open face of racism in Charlottesville, and we surely see it in recent Trump rallies. But others seem to be on the fence.

    This is the baffling part. Are they ashamed of it? Are they in denial? As we get closer to the 2020 election my guess is that more and more of them will be coming out of the closet. Hard to say whether that will help Trump in the end, but it will be familiar to everyone that remembers the days of segregated housing and newspapers that had separate "colored" and "white" classified sections.
    So this jack*ss just KNOWS Trump supporters are RACIST but can't figure out why they don't express racism.

    I thought Jack*ss Nance was an ignorant, hateful DUmmie tool. This jack*ss is that times two.

    NORMAL INTELLIGENT PEOPLE, when their observations do not add up to their assumptions, biases and prejudices THINK, OBSERVE and change their assumptions, biases and prejudices. NOT JACK*SS DEMOCRATS/LIBERALS though. They're too stupid and too full of hatred to do that.

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    The Rise of Trump, the Fall of Prejudice? Tracking White Americans' Racial Attitudes 2008-2018 via a Panel Survey


    20 Pages Posted: 26 May 2019
    Daniel J. Hopkins

    University of Pennsylvania
    Samantha Washington

    University of Pennsylvania, Students
    Date Written: April 17, 2019

    Abstract

    In his campaign and first few years in office, Donald Trump consistently defied contemporary norms by using explicit, negative rhetoric targeting ethnic/racial minorities. Did this rhetoric lead white Americans to express more prejudiced views of African Americans or Hispanics, whether through the normalization of prejudice or other mechanisms? We assess that question using a 13-wave panel conducted with a population-based sample of Americans between 2008 and 2018. We find that via most measures, white Americans' expressed anti-Black and anti-Hispanic prejudice declined after the 2016 campaign and election, and we can rule out even small increases in the expression of prejudice. These results suggest the limits of racially charged rhetoric's capacity to heighten prejudice among white Americans overall. They also indicate that prejudice can behave like an issue attitude: rather than being a fixed predisposition, prejudice can respond thermostatically to changing presidential rhetoric and policy positions.

    Keywords: racial prejudice, Donald Trump, public opinion, panel data, thermostatic response
    JEL Classification: J7, Z18, H40

    Suggested Citation:
    Hopkins, Daniel J. and Washington, Samantha, The Rise of Trump, the Fall of Prejudice? Tracking White Americans' Racial Attitudes 2008-2018 via a Panel Survey (April 17, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3378076 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3378076

    From the paper itself:


    Theoretical perspectives emphasizing the normalization of prejudice or opinionleadership both lead us to expect that expressed prejudice may have increased in this period, especially among Republicans or Trump supporters. But our findings indicate theopposite, a result more consistent with theories of thermostatic response in which the public moves away from the direction of current policy making.

    To be sure, changes in expressed prejudice in this period might be the product of factors other than Trump: the decade in question saw events including the election of the firs tBlack president and rising attention to police-involved shootings. It is also possible that Trump’s rhetoric clarified anti-racist norms, a valuable question for future study. But given that the declines in prejudice appear concentrated in the period after Trump’s election, it seems quite plausible that it pushed public opinion in the opposite direction.
    RACISM DECLINED AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS ELECTED.

    What was different? President Obama and his constant race baiting, encouraging violent Black Lives Matter racists, claims the reason people didn't vote for him or opposed his agenda was due to RAAACISM, and the like WAS GONE.

    What is a laugh is that the authors of this survey still hang on to their biases, assumptions and prejudices even as THEY see the results of their study. One sign of a RACIST is that they see everyone of the same grouping whether that is defined by skin color, gender, etc. the SAME. Democrats EXPECT and DEMAND that all black people have the same beliefs and political views. Anyone who doesn't agree with them is wrong, inferior, evil and they savage any black person, woman or other minority who doesn't tow their line. They claim that ALL Republicans are RACIST.

    And here in this study the authors take the lies that liberals tell and THEIR INTERPRETATION of what President Trump said/says as FACT and then they're confused as to the reason for the results.

    For instance from the study:

    In announcing his candidacy, he termed immigrants from Mexico “rapists,” and he later called for a ban on Muslim immigration and initially declined to renounce a former KKK leader. As President, he said that there were “very fine people on both sides” of a violent confrontation between white supremacists and protestors in Charlottesville, Virginia.
    1. President Trump said SOME ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS from Mexico were "rapists" - And SOME are. The United States has a RIGHT to know who is immigrating to our country and to keep out rapists, criminals, terrorists and the like.There's nothing RACIST about FACTS. REPUBLICANS/CONSERVATIVES heard EVERYTHING President Trump said and we do not generalize to an entire group of people what a small subset of people do. (Democrats do.) That doesn't change the fact that the US has a right to vet and keep out the small subset of people who are criminals.

    2. There was NEVER a "Muslim ban". There was a temporary ban on people from TERRORIST supporting and exporting countries until a method of vetting people could be started; a SMALL subset of Muslim countries. It is not racist to desire to, and make plans to keep terrorists out of the United States.
    .There WERE very fine people on both sides because NOT EVERYONE THAT WAS PROTESTING TAKING DOWN HISTORICAL MARKERS/STATUES were "Nazi's" or "White Supremacists". And note VIOLENT ANTIFA who came to counter protest, PLANNING TO BE VIOLENT, is described as "protesters".

    3. And he didn't "initially refuse to renounce a former KKK leader". DEMOCRATS refused to hear his renunciation so that they could continue to claim he didn't. (But DEMOCRATS having a former KKK Klegal as their elected honored politician was A OK.)

    These liberal researchers cannot even divorce themselves from their own biases, prejudices and liberal lies. They bring them to their survey and then look at the conclusions they come to.

    Racist rhetoric from the U.S. President has the potential to influence Americans’ attitudes and behaviors.
    Obama demonstrated that. He as always race baiting and stoking racial divides.

    President Trump does NOT espouse "racist rhetoric". LIBERALS have twisted what he has said, heard only half of what he has said and lied about what he has said in order to claim it is "racist". Or they're simply unable to HEAR spoken words without judging, assuming, and using critical thinking skills. And the results of this survey prove that.
    Last edited by Carol; 07-20-2019 at 12:09 PM.
    Liberals are divorced from reality and they think it's great. When you live in la la land you're never wrong, it's always the other person/groups fault and you can believe what you want to believe and call it 'truth'.
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    Then they say this in conclusion:

    But given that the declines in prejudice appear concentrated in the period after Trump’s election, it seems quite plausible that it was not simply Trump’s rhetoric but also his accession to the presidency that pushed public opinion in the opposite direction.
    They can't figure it out so it must be that there's less racism because he's a white president. NO. Obama was all about stoking racial divides, blaming white people and using the race card. Obama and liberals defined EVERYONE by their skin color. THAT is the very definition of RACISM.

    RACISM is not a topic or issue with President Trump. It is non existent. People are individuals who are NOT defined by their skin color. (And liberals seem to not be able to stand that.)

    When President Trump defines and lists CHARACTERISTICS and BEHAVIORS liberals only hear and see SKIN COLOR.


    They end with this:

    But as they stand, these results do reinforce recent research which illustrates that racial prejudice can display the malleability of political attitudes (Engelhardt, 2019). They illustrate the limitations of inferring levels of prejudice among the white population overall from extremist activities such as hate crimes. What’s more, given the extensive evidence linking prejudice to vote choice in the U.S. andelsewhere (Sides, Tesler and Vavreck, 2018), these results suggest that racist rhetoric may be politically self-undermining, as it may dampen the very prejudices it seeks to activate.
    Right. They KNOW President Trump is "racist" so therefore if the levels of racism have gone down then.......it must be that racist rhetoric MAY DO THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT THEY EXPECT.

    And they make no mention of the FACT that a lot of the so called "hate crimes" were hoaxes. Many have been reported by police and university investigations that they were made up or done by the supposed 'victim', or not a 'hate crime' at all, such as the recent "noose" that was in reality a 'fishing line knot'. And no mention that liberals were motivated by their hatred of President Trump to claim/make up/report 'hate crimes' in order to tie them to President Trump.

    They're right. The levels of racism, ie. "anti black rhetoric" have gone down because President Trump is NOT stoking racial animosity. Democrats are just claiming he is because to them EVERYTHING is about skin color. And it's a handy political weapon.
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    Liberals are divorced from reality and they think it's great. When you live in la la land you're never wrong, it's always the other person/groups fault and you can believe what you want to believe and call it 'truth'.
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    Why won't Trump supporters openly embrace their feelings about "colored" people?
    I do. And taught it to my children. When at age 8 or so I first heard of racism, I thought it was stupid. I've learned more about what it is and does, but I still know it's stupid, and am proud to be seeing my now adult kids acting as they were taught.

    When will Progs awake to and admit the fact that their identity politics is racism that pits blacks vs. whites vs. Hispanics vs. Asians vs. ......?
    Facts don't matter to DUpipo.

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    I've long maintained that so called racial disharmony is a leftist media creation. They need it to foster their narrative. Polls back that up. In the 2016 election, race and climate change were at the absolute bottom of voters' concerns.
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