The past year of research has made it very clear: Trump won because of racial resentment
Another study produces the same findings we’ve seen over and over again.
Over at the Washington Post, researchers Matthew Fowler, Vladimir Medenica, and Cathy Cohen have published the results of a new survey on these questions, with a focus on the 41 percent of white millennials who voted for Trump and the sense of “white vulnerability” that motivated them. The conclusion is very clear:
Contrary to what some have suggested, white millennial Trump voters were not in more economically precarious situations than non-Trump voters. Fully 86 percent of them reported being employed, a rate similar to non-Trump voters; and they were 14 percent less likely to be low income than white voters who did not support Trump. Employment and income were not significantly related to that sense of white vulnerability.
So what was? Racial resentment.
Even when controlling for partisanship, ideology, region and a host of other factors, white millennials fit Michael Tesler’s analysis, explored here. As he put it, economic anxiety isn’t driving racial resentment; rather, racial resentment is driving economic anxiety. We found, as he has in a larger population, that racial resentment is the biggest predictor of white vulnerability among white millennials. Economic variables like education, income and employment made a negligible difference.
https://www.vox.com/identities/2017/12/ ... iety-study
Julian658 wrote:I used to only date women with a waist to hip ratio of 0.7 so I discriminated.No. You had a preference. There's a difference between the two. Discriminate is not a synonym for prefer.
eg. I can discriminate between a woman with a 0.7 waist ratio with a woman with 1.5 waist ratio, but I prefer the slimmer one.
Julian658 wrote:BTW, Do you think that in a nation with free speech racists words are allowed? Who decides what is racist and what is not racist speech?Racist words are allowed. What you get after you say them, however, is dependent on who you are saying that stupid shit to.
Words can be racist, for sure but it's usually statements that are, moreso. Free speech doesn't mean the freedom to spread hate and cause harm, without consequence.
American freedom of speech has more to do with the freedom to not have your speech curtailed with government intervention. Most Americans think this applies to platforms like Twitter and Facebook, etc. They are wrong and very ignorant of what their 1st Amendment says.
The society at large determines what is racist speech. Most of Western society is well aware of what constitutes racist speech/rhetoric... as you've seen here.