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Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Angry white men are fueling racial violence
Just an observation of course, but this asinine assault against "Angry White Men" by author Dahleen Glanton appeared in the Chicago Tribune. For the unaware, that paper is located in Chicago; the murder capitol of the US!! And as to the "racial violence" on display in Chicago, the website HeyJackass provides a running count of the murders committed in the Windy City and ALL the information known about them. Through August 7th, HeyJackass states the following facts about the "alleged" murder assailants: 47 are black, 5 are Hispanic, 1 is White, 8 are police officers and 357 are of an undetermined race/(profession.)
Looks like Ms. Glanton's "angry white men" had better get it in gear. Ed.
Unlike the bigoted protesters in the
1960s, the demonstrators in Charlottesville, Va., did not wear hoods. On
Saturday, we saw their faces clearly. And they were angry white men.
Author, Dahleen Glanton
If we are to get to the root of the
recent escalation of confrontational bigotry in America, we must acknowledge
who is fueling it. That is the growing demographic of insecure white males who
blame their social and economic failures on everyone but themselves.
Demonstrations like the one this
weekend represent the false notion that white men are losing the unfair
advantage they have enjoyed in America since its founding.
The fear that African-Americans would
somehow gain economic parity with white men has long been one of the driving
forces behind bigotry in our country. Today, that bigotry has been expanded
into a cultural war against immigrants — a fight that is largely defined by
education or more specifically, the lack of it.
Americans who thought that racism and
bigotry would simply die out with the aging population must be sorely
disappointed. Young men are largely driving the modern hate groups, and their
numbers have escalated in the last two years.
They are people like Dylann Roof, who
was was 21 when he killed nine African-American parishioners during a prayer
service in Charleston, S.C. And James Alex Fields Jr., 20, who is accused of
plowing his car into a crowd of anti-rally protesters Saturday, killing a woman
and injuring at least 19 people.
While young men are at the forefront
of the violent encounters, they are by no means the only perpetrators of hate.
Just as it was nearly a half-century ago, there are many more bigoted
sympathizers who stand with them in spirit, if not in person.
Regardless of how we might feel about
former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke, he is right in telling Trump to
take a look in the mirror and recognize that it was white Americans who put him
It wasn't every white American,
though. It was specific white voters.
Trump won the largest margin of white
voters without a college degree in nearly four decades. Two-thirds, or 67
percent, of non-college whites supported him, compared with 28 percent who
supported Hillary Clinton, according to the Pew Research Center.
Black Lives Matter; police cars don't
Let's break those numbers down by the
sexes. According to exit polls, 71 percent of white men without a college
degree voted for Trump. And 61 percent of white women without a college degree
These voters represent the core of
red state America. In rural swing states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and
Wisconsin, they are the ones responsible for pushing Trump across the finish
By no means should we assume that
every uneducated or undereducated white Trump supporter would join a hate group
or even become a sympathizer. Most of them likely were appalled by the violent
images that came out of Charlottesville. Neither should we think that
well-educated whites can't buy into the white supremacist argument that America
has somehow been stolen and needs to be brought back to where it belongs.
Indeed, there has been a recent movement to recruit on college campuses.
But the people who are most likely to
be swayed by the bigoted rhetoric of white nationalist, neo-Nazi and armed
"Patriot" groups certainly can be found among Trump's low-income,
less educated supporters. They are among those who tend to feel most vulnerable
to the changing demographics.
It is clear why Trump refused to
denounce these groups when he addressed the Charlottesville violence. People
who fear that the America that was created to advance the prosperity of white
men is being taken away are a crucial part of his base.
And with recent polls showing that he
is losing support among his most loyal supporters, Trump cannot afford to turn
Much of what he has tried to
accomplish so far in the presidency has been for this group of people. They are
the ones who want a wall built at the Mexican border and support a ban on
Muslim immigrants entering the United States.
They hate the idea of sanctuary
cities and agree with Trump that law and order can best be achieved in local
communities by "getting tough," which seems to mean locking up black
people and throwing away the key.
They are the reason Trump surrounded
himself with people like Steve Bannon, his chief strategist, and Jeff Sessions,
his attorney general — men with documented biases toward immigration and civil
On Saturday, Trump chose to dilute
what could have been the most heroic speech of his presidency by adding
"on many sides" to his weak condemnation of the violence in
Charlottesville. And he did it to appease this important part of his base.
So insecure white men can gather
around a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee while carrying Tiki torches,
use their cars to run people down and expose their hatred without hiding behind
They may think they lost ground under
previous administrations, but as long as Trump is president, they have nothing