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    Trump voters motivated by racism may be violating the Constitution.

    Trump voters motivated by racism may be violating the Constitution. Can they be stopped?

    Republicans and Democrats alike have been unwilling to reprimand voters or to hold them accountable. But racist voting isn't an accident.



    an. 17, 2020, 1:30 AM PST
    By Noah Berlatsky
    If the Trump era has taught us anything, it's that large numbers of white people in the United States are motivated at least in part by racism in the voting booth. Donald Trump ran an openly racist campaign for president, calling Mexicans rapists and criminals, regularly retweeting white supremacists and at least initially balking at repudiating former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. Trump made it clear in his campaign that "Make America Great Again" meant that America was greater when white people's power was more sweeping and more secure. White voters approved of that message by a whopping 58 percent to 37 percent.

    Some politicians deny the evidence, no doubt because they don't want to alienate white voters, including prejudiced ones. Other commentators try to parse whether Trump's racism will be a winning strategy in 2020. Terry Smith, a visiting professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, offers a different response in his new book, "Whitelash: Unmasking White Grievance at the Ballot Box." Rather than excuse racist voters or try to figure out how to live with their choices, he argues that racist voting is not just immoral, but illegal. The government, Smith says, has the ability, and the responsibility, to address it.

    This sounds radical. But Smith argues that it's in line with the Constitution and with years of court rulings. For example, Smith points out that racist appeals in union elections are illegal and that an election in which one side uses racist appeals can be invalidated by the National Labor Relations Board. Similarly, in the 2016 case Peña v. Rodriguez, the Supreme Court ruled that when a juror expresses overt bigotry, the jury's verdict should be invalidated.

    "When voters go to the booth, they're not expressing a mere personal preference," Smith told me. According to Smith, voters who pull the levers to harm black people are violating the Constitution. If the Constitution means that overt racist appeals undermine the legality of union elections, it stands to reason that they undermine the legality of other elections, as well.

    So how can you tell when voters are acting out of prejudice? Again, Smith says, employment discrimination law provides a useful analogy. In discrimination cases, courts look for pretexts. If someone gives a reason for a hiring decision that is obviously false or makes little sense in context, the court has good reason to believe that prejudice or bias may have influenced the hiring decision.

    Trump's unprecedented, compulsive, easily documented lying during the 2016 campaign made him an irrational choice. It's reasonable to conclude that voters were willing to swallow the falsehoods because they liked what they heard: overt racist appeals and incessant lies about rising crime rates. Research has since suggested that plenty of Trump voters were indeed strongly motivated by racist resentment and anti-immigrant animus.

    continued...https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinio...m_npd_nn_tw_ma
    "The Patriarch"



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    Not the Onion.
    "The Patriarch"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    Not the Onion.
    But is it ok to be racist towards white people in general? according to the bottom of this article.

    Trump's unprecedented, compulsive, easily documented lying during the 2016 campaign made him an irrational choice. It's reasonable to conclude that voters were willing to swallow the falsehoods because they liked what they heard: overt racist appeals and incessant lies about rising crime rates. Research has since suggested that plenty of Trump voters were indeed strongly motivated by racist resentment and anti-immigrant animus.

    I would assume that this author has never lived in a minority/diverse community

    What is trying the author trying to suggest? that Trump voters should accpet diversity and endless open borders for migrants? because i can clearly a language of open border in this article.

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    Not the liberal propaganda, its a falsehood to suggest that there is rising crime rate happening in minority/diverse communities? how is that a falsehood? how is that a lie? if look at Sweden. Is it a lie to suggest migrant youth children are responsible for the 100 bombings that have being happening in Sweden's migrant communities? how is that a lie?

    If its a lie as these so called journalists claim why are they afraid of going to investigative the claims in these communities?

    voters were willing to swallow the falsehoods because they liked what they heard: overt racist appeals and incessant lies about rising crime rates.
    Last edited by AngryCanadian; 01-19-2020 at 06:57 PM.

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    Why does anyone tolerate the xenophobic democrat party pitting all of the races against eachother and than pretending to be inclusive.. The democrats promote xenophobic fake inclusiveness. Cancer culture needs to die with the democrat party.

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    Let’s put that shoe on another foot and see if it fits.

    If the Trump Obama era has taught us anything, it's that large numbers of white black people in the United States are motivated at least in part by racism in the voting booth.
    And what would this fine, upstanding journalist say if someone else had written that?
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    I am proud to be white!

    We need a month dedicated to white pride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    Let’s put that shoe on another foot and see if it fits.



    And what would this fine, upstanding journalist say if someone else had written that?
    "The Patriarch"

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    Just because we want to kick non-white people out of the country, doesn't make us racist
    It's all about taking action and not being lazy. So you do the work, whether it's fitness or whatever. It's about getting up, motivating yourself and just doing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTexan View Post
    Just because we want to kick non-white people out of the country, doesn't make us racist
    I am honestly getting tired of this kind of racism towards white people even 2020. I dont see the white people going extinct any time soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    Let’s put that shoe on another foot and see if it fits.



    And what would this fine, upstanding journalist say if someone else had written that?
    If any journalist wrote that they would be accused of being racist.



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    Democrats are motivated by racism against white people!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schifference View Post
    I am proud to be white!

    We need a month dedicated to white pride.
    Pretty much every month outside of February is white pride month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Globalist View Post
    Pretty much every month outside of February is white pride month.
    Not officially. It would be racist to proclaim/dedicate a month to white pride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schifference View Post
    Not officially. It would be racist to proclaim/dedicate a month to white pride.
    If you dedicated a month to white pride you would have to divide it up unequally to make it diverse anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikcers View Post
    If you dedicated a month to white pride you would have to divide it up unequally to make it diverse anyways.
    We would need at least 2 months for white pride months, as we have a lot more reasons to be proud than other races
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTexan View Post
    We would need at least 2 months for white pride months, as we have a lot more reasons to be proud than other races
    If we were to honor the contributions that white people have added to society, I would think you are correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTexan View Post
    We would need at least 2 months for white pride months, as we have a lot more reasons to be proud than other races
    See the way it works is a smart logical person that is most likely white, invests his talent and monies and makes life better for those around him/her. Then he/she is called a racist by people that think he/she is racist and privileged. The entitled people complain that their lives even though it is enhanced by the actions of the racist white guy is not good enough because of the racist white guy.

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    **Trump 2020!!**




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    Noah Berlatsky is a racist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTexan View Post
    We would need at least 2 months for white pride months, as we have a lot more reasons to be proud than other races

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    The article is more fitting for someone trying to troll internet forums. As news however pretty scary that they are so desperate to win now the news media wants to nullify elections using fake Constitutional grounds that the voters and Trump are racist.

    Some in the news media truly are the enemy of the people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Is this what got schifference banned?
    I think it was because he told Josh he didn't think Angela should have been banned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Globalist View Post
    If any journalist wrote that they would be accused of being racist.
    This one should be shunned and never given any screen time on the basis of his abject stupidity. If every single voter voted for David Duke, not one of them would be violating the Constitution. If Davey Boy got in the office and tried to enact a truly racist policy, it would be he who would be violating the Constitution. People have the right to vote for whoever the $#@! they want.
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