2022's war over racism


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Via:  hallux  •  2 weeks ago  •  5 comments

By:   Mike Allen - Axios

2022's war over racism
Republicans have at times played on racial fears for decades. It became more explicit in the Trump era.

S E E D E D   C O N T E N T

With or without  Donald J. Trump atop the party, the Republican strategy for the 2022 elections and beyond virtually assures race — and racism — will be central to political debate for years to come. 

  • Why it matters:  In an era when every topic seems to turn quickly to race, Republicans see this most divisive issue as either political necessity or an election-winner — including as it relates to voting laws, critical race theory, big-city crime, immigration and political correctness. 

The big picture:  These topics pit the mostly white GOP against the very diverse Democratic Party. It's unfolding in local school boards, national politics and on social media.

An  Axios-Ipsos poll  on race relations last month shows this starkly, Axios managing editor Margaret Talev  writes :

  • There's a massive gulf  between how Democrats and Republicans view race — a 66-point gap on whether the U.S. must continue making changes to give Black Americans equal rights to white Americans. 
  • There's a 48-point gap  on whether the events of the past year led to a realization there's still a lot of racism in the U.S. — and a 49-point gap on whether the protests were good for society.

Of all demographic groups,  white people were the most resistant to structural reforms to address institutional racism — a gap driven by Republican sentiment.

  • Chris Jackson  of Ipsos Public Affairs says the GOP focus on race looks counterproductive at first, since a majority of Americans favor continued efforts to equalize the playing field for Black Americans.
  • But the pollster said  a closer look reveals that the GOP's focus is more strategic — around specific ideas that drive culture wars and could potentially move swing voters.

Here's where  the GOP sees an opening: In our poll, just one in five white independents supports the "defund the police" movement.

Half of white independents  say the media exaggerates stories of police brutality and racism.

  • Two in five white independents  say social policies, including affirmative action, discriminate unfairly against white people.
  • Those issues  prime this slice of the electorate for messaging that paints Democrats as extreme on issues around race.

Between the lines:  Republicans have at times played on racial fears  for decades . It became more explicit in the Trump era


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Freshman Principal
1  seeder  Hallux    2 weeks ago

Hopefully Justin will call an election and I can duck out of this nonsense for the 8 weeks it takes Canadians to elect a government. No ads, no gerrymandering, no dark money ... just some 'healthy' insults.

Professor Principal
2  Kavika     2 weeks ago

Ah yes, the believers in the ''Replacement Theory''. You can see it every day on NT.

Freshman Principal
2.1  seeder  Hallux  replied to  Kavika @2    2 weeks ago

It's going to get really ugly once Donald's cult figures out that 'sleepy Joe the child molester' crap ain't workin'.

Senior Quiet
2.1.1  gooseisgone  replied to  Hallux @2.1    2 weeks ago
It's going to get really ugly once Donald's cult figures out that 'sleepy Joe the child molester' crap ain't workin'.

Haven't heard that one for a long time, maybe you should consider stop calling everyone a racist, "crap ain't workin".  . 

Freshman Principal
2.1.2  seeder  Hallux  replied to  gooseisgone @2.1.1    2 weeks ago

I have never called someone a racist on this site or any other ... get lost.


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