Trump’s Racialism

As reported in The Washington Post article below, Donald Trump is going for broke with the racialist vote:

When Trump made Breitbart News CEO Steve Bannon his campaign’s chief executive last week, [racialist Jared] Taylor found reasons to celebrate. It was the latest sign for white nationalists, once dismissed as fringe, that their worldview was gaining popularity and that the old Republican Party was coming to an end. The rise of the alt-right — named for the Alternative Right website that the ‘identitarian’ nationalist Richard Spencer set up in 2010 and adopted by those opposed to multiculturalism and mass immigration — has come to define how many of its adherents see Trump. There’s less talk now about a ‘pivot,’ or a moment when Trump will adopt the ideas of people that he conquered. His strategy now resembles the alt-right dream of maximizing the white vote — even as polling shows his standing with white voters falls short of Mitt Romney’s in 2012.

Racialism, it appears, means never having to say you’re racist.
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White nationalists see their worldview as ascendant within the GOP.
WASHINGTONPOST.COM|BY DAVE WEIGEL

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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