Not-too-racist Whites of America: Do you want to be that person?

Everyone is at least a little racist. But hardly any Whites really actively want to hate Blacks and people from other racial-ethnic minority groups. And I bet that includes a lot of people who are thinking of voting for Trump. So this is for people who don’t want to be haters, or even seen as haters.

Think about it this way: Voting is pretty symbolic. Your individual vote is really not going to make the difference. But it says something about who you are, to yourself at least, and to anyone else who knows.

So look at these polling results for African Americans in five key states. Between 2 and 5 out of every 100 Black voters says they support Trump:

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If you vote for Trump, because you’re angry about politicians who never get anything done, or you don’t trust Hillary, or you think it’s time for a change in Washington, think about this: do you want to spend the next four or eight years knowing that you voted against virtually every Black person who you will know or meet during that time?

Maybe they’re wrong. But I think, if you’re not the hating kind, it might gnaw at you, and you might feel better if you didn’t take that stand against them. I’m not trying to change your political views in a short blog post, but I do think we’ll get along better – and you will too – if you don’t vote for Trump.


Sources:

NYT/Siena: North Carolina, 9/16-9/19

Detroit Free Press: Michigan, 9/10-9/13

NYT/Siena: Florida, 9/10-/14

Monmouth: Georgia, 9/15-9/18

UMW: Virginia, 9/6-9/12

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8 responses to “Not-too-racist Whites of America: Do you want to be that person?

  1. You have very well summed up the racial aspect of the upcoming elections. That’s true, Trump seems to be showing wrath against every immigrant, every person who is non white and, to say the least, even women.

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  2. How is Trump doing so well in Virginia??? (You’d expect Floriga to be at about 4…)

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  3. SomeGuy

    Because when us white people voted for Obama with 99% of the black vote, it really helped improve racial healing.

    You are normally pretty damn good at making me think, but this post has to be one of the dumbest things you have written.

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  4. Pretendous

    “do you want to spend the next four or eight years knowing that you voted against virtually every Black person who you will know or meet during that time?”

    Yep, even though the margin was not as large, that’s why I voted for Hillary over Bernie. You don’t get to claim that you’re peddling in political revolutions on the Left without bringing along the folks who participated in the most consequential and recent one.

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  5. Jeff Guinn

    How about providing actual examples of exactly what Trump said that was racist, and using the dictionary definition of the term, explain why.

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