Trump Supporters Were More Motivated by Racism Than Economic Issues

"I Dont Think We're Free In America" (1/2/2017)

"The World's most dangerous idea is that we are not all the same" Zinny Thabethe
"Borders are the single biggest cause of discrimination in all of world history. Inequality gaps between people living in the same country are nothing in comparison to those between separated global citizenries." Utopia For Realists, Roger Bregman
"...long before it was the party of Donald Trump, it was also the party of Barry Goldwater, who opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Richard Nixon, whose Southern strategy set the template for contemporary race-baiting campaign; Ronald Reagan, who launched his 1980 general election campaign in Philadelphia, Miss., near the site of the murders of the civil rights activists James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michail Schwerner; and Lee Atwater, the mastermind behind George H. W. Bush's Willie Horton ad." Robert Lieberman. Professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University.
“Make no mistake, today's Republican radicalism, with all of its attendant terrifying brinksmanship, is the grandchild of the white South's devastating defeats in the struggle over racial exclusion” Ta-Nehisi Coates Atlantic essay Fear of a Black President.
"Racism is inherent in imperial rule - it's almost invariable." Noam Chomsky: Imperial Ambitions pg 48.
"Over the past few weeks there have been a number of commentaries about Ronald Reagan's legacy, specifically about whether he exploited the white backlash against the civil rights movement. The controversy unfortunately obscures the larger point, which should be undeniable: the central role of this backlash in the rise of the modern conservative movement." Paul Krugman, The New York Times: 11/19/2007
"Unemployment is 7.4 percent overall, for African Americans it is almost double that, 13.6 percent. One in six Americans now lives under the poverty line, the highest it has been since 1993. That includes 26 percent of African Americans and 40 percent of African-American children. The disparities persist, not just in our economy but also sadly in our justice system. For example, while African Americans make up about 15 percent of the nation's drug users, they are 36 percent of those arrested, 54 percent of those convicted, and 74 percent of those sentenced to prison for a drug offense." U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)
"By cleaving to whiteness, even at the expense of their overall economic interests - which would frankly be better served by solidarity with the black and brown - white workers have fallen into a trap. From colonial times to the present era, racism has divided working people, strengthened the hand of capital relative to labor, and thereby helped further the inequalities that are the material engine of the culture of cruelty." Tim Wise: Under the Affluence

Racist Police Killings Worse Than Jim Crow Lynchings (9/27/2016)

Do Racists Like Fox News, or Does Fox Make People Racist?  (12/22/2015)

How Taxes Have Kept Wealth White (11/8/2015)

Feds Regularly Monitored Black Lives Matter Since Ferguson (7/24/2015)

Slavery's Long Shadow (6/20/2015)

The Most Racist Areas In the United States (5/3/2015)

The Fiery Cage and the Lynching Tree, Brutality's Never Far Away (2/6/2015)

Economic duress may spur racial discrimination: (6/9/2014)

That Old-Time Whistle (3/16/2014)

More on the GOP’s Failed Minority Outreach Strategy (8/16/2013)

Oklahoma Congressman Comes Out As A Birther (8/9/2013)

The Real Threat Is White Supremacists (4/3/2013)

Strong Link Between Racism and Political Preference (1/23/2013)

Colin Powell Accuses GOP of Racism (1/14/2013)

The Politics of Race (12/18/2012)

Romney Pushed Boundaries of Acceptable Racism (11/2/2012)

GOP is Full of Racists (10/27/2012)

Birthers and the persistence of Racial Paranoia

Republicans and Race

Birther Wars - A Racists Playground

The New Old Face of Racism

Bill Maher: What is it About Republicans ?  (2/18/2012)

10 Most Racist Moments of the GOP Primary So Far (1/25/2012)

Republican Racism is an Air Raid Siren, Not a Dog Whistle (1/19/2012)

ProPublica review of pardons in past decade shows process heavily favored whites (12/3/2011)

The Backlash Against Obama's Blackness (8/24/2010)

The Reagan Southern Strategy

Why White Supremecists Should Be A Concern For Everyone

White Privilege Shapes the US: Robert Jensen


Tim Wise's Reading List

Black Lives Matter


A map of the most racist countries in Europe


Color of Change


Center For New Community




Right Wing



The Origins of Totalitarianism: Hannah Arendt

Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America, Michael Eric Dyson

Manufacturing Hysteria: A History of Scapegoating, Surveillance, and Secrecy in Modern America: Jay Feldman

The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime and the Making of Modern Urban America, Khalil Gibran Muhammad

White Backlash: Immigration, Race, and American Politics: Marisa Abrajano & Zoltan L. Hajnal

Hanging Bridge: A Lynching Site and a Civil Rights Century: Jason Morgan Ward

Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates

The New Jim Crow: Michelle Alexander

American Apartheid: Douglas Massey and Nancy Denton

Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal

Race Appeal: How Candidates Invoke Race in U.S. Political Campaigns: Stephen Maynard Caliendo

The Wrongs of the Right: Language, Race and the Republican Party in the Age of Obama: Matthew W. Hughey and Gregory S. Parks

Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class by Ian Haney López (Jan 13, 2014)

Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings That Formed the Movement by Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw et al

Keeping Down the Black Vote, Race and the Demobilization of American Voters:  FRANCES FOX PIVEN, LORRAINE C. MINNITE, AND MARGARET GROARKE

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