It is hard to find a single white demographic that did not come up with a Trump majority (white college-graduated women come up 51% for Hillary) and there is not a single non-white demographic that came up with a Trump majority or came anywhere near the polling margin of error.
Statistically the strongest defining feature of the Trump supporter is whiteness.
Does this mean the majority of white people actively hate people of color and voted for Trump because they wanted a racist in charge?
No. That’s not how racism works.
What it means is that, as a result of unconscious racism, a LOT of white people who do not consider themselves racist ignored Trump’s racism and voted for him anyway.
They simply did not care about people of color enough to not vote for Trump.
That’s racism’s biggest effect: apathy to the point of allowing people to die because you can’t be bothered to keep them safe.
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This is a message of support for Mayor Hancock, regarding his stance on Denver as a "Sanctuary City."
In a recent interview, the Mayor said: “We are going to […] make sure we remain an inclusive city,” and echoed statements from both NYC and Chicago mayors in standing up to the current federal administration, which has threatened to withhold federal funds from Sanctuary Cities.
I am PROUD to see Denver stand up for the rights and opportunities of immigrants, and want to offer my heartfelt support and hope that the Mayor and his office continue to stand up against federal pressure.
Raise our taxes – do what you have to to make up for the lost federal funds – but DO NOT GIVE IN.
This is Colorado – we are used to rough weather – we can take it.