I would be very interested in seeing that research you’re talking about. All of the statistics and coverage I’ve seen on Trump’s success points to economic and political disenfranchisement.

There are several that have been published, but here’s one example: https://www.dropbox.com/s/qphz9lxy6pxni1k/final_submission_reny_etal_poq_public.pdf?dl=0

Unlike Germany though, the only racism people can point out in the U.S. are “dog-whistles” which are build on the preposition that there’s some racist sentiment already present. It’s circular thinking, it doesn’t make sense logically.

That’s not the only racism people can point to, it’s just the most popular form of racism in public discourse because it gives you plausible deniability. That way Trump can call Mexican immigrants “rapists and criminals” to appeal to racist sentiments and then claim he’s just talking about enforcing the law. That’s straight out of Nixon’s playbook. It’s not circular thinking, it’s accurately describing a well documented political strategy. If you want support for the idea that racist sentiment is already present there are mountains of social science research for you to delve into.

There’s a very real concern for white people’s legacy in the following decades if this trend continues. For some reason though, whites are the only group that’s treated as if they don’t have the right to protect their race and legacy. Muslims and other minorities are praised for protecting their cultures and peoples, especially by other white people.

You are echoing alt-right rhetoric. The US becoming more diverse does not threaten white peoples’ “legacy”, whatever that means. Nobody is persecuting white people for their culture. I think you have developed some sort of vicarious victim-complex for white people. You seem to see yourself as ‘countercultural’ while defending the most powerful elements of society. I’m not sure it’s possible to have a productive discussion with you given your warped perspective. You claim you are against the alt-right while unironically making reference to protection of “race and legacy”.

Corporate accountant and former auditor with degrees in philosophy and accounting.

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