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OpinionTrumpism is built on racism

01:05  16 july  2019
01:05  16 july  2019 Source:   theweek.com

Opinions | Trump just denied his attacks are racist. He only confirmed the worst.

Opinions | Trump just denied his attacks are racist. He only confirmed the worst. After telling them to "go back," Trump redoubles his attacks on nonwhite lawmakers.

Trumpism fair article is one which praises Trump.(just read his comments about articles) Truth is that which is true. Trumpism true is whatever Trump currently wants to be true.(see rally at Pheonix and comments about the lying media and 'failing' NY times).

Historians on comparing fascism to Trumpism . Recent events around the world have prompted debate about the historical parallels between our times and In the US, many Americans are still figuring out how they’re going to face the next four years of a president elected after a campaign built on racism

Trumpism is built on racism© JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images) Trump at a rally

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President Trump is a racist. This is the most important issue in the 2020 presidential campaign. Everything else is secondary. If that wasn't clear before, it should be now.

Trump over the weekend pushed a series of tweets calling on a group of rookie Democrats in Congress, all of them women of color, to "go back" to where they came from rather than criticize the government he leads. His outburst was nonsensical, of course — all four women are U.S. citizens, and three were born in the United States — but also telling. No matter the facts, Trump casts people of color as not-quite-American. His white critics never seem to get the same treatment. That's not a coincidence.

Racism Comes Out of the Closet

Racism Comes Out of the Closet This should be a moment of truth for anyone who describes Trump as a “populist” or asserts that his support is based on “economic anxiety.” He’s not a populist, he’s a white supremacist. His support rests not on economic anxiety, but on racism. And since we’re having this moment of clarity, there are several other points we should address. First, this isn’t just about Trump; it’s about his whole party. I don’t just mean the almost complete absence of condemnation of Trump’s racism on the part of prominent Republicans, although this cowardice was utterly predictable.

Blaming the hard times suffered by struggling whites on “undeserving” people of color – is as old as America.

Trumpism is fascism. President Trump at the White House on Thursday. (Leah Millis/Reuters). Mr. Cohen wrote that Mr. Trump didn’t fit the fascist profile because he wasn’t an anti-Semite. True, but Mr. Trump has chosen a different scapegoat to demonize, immigrants, and, as in the case of Judge

Trump's appeal to racism and racists has always been the most important element of his public identity. There are times when it seems like his xenophobic politics are losing their power to shock. But there are also times — and in his recent statements, we have a prime example — when the president offers a fresh reminder to Americans that his outlook is fundamentally toxic, and it is necessary that his term of office be brought to an end as soon as possible.

Beyond 'racism,' let's get language right

Beyond 'racism,' let's get language right Words matter. Especially emotionally loaded words such as “racist.” That’s why it is so frustrating to see President Trump’s awful, inexcusable tweets telling Democratic congresswomen to “go back” to other countries mischaracterized as racist. Race and nationality are not the same thing. Race and ethnicity are not even the same thing. Race and religion are far from synonymous. Likewise, racism is not the same thing as xenophobia, or as nativism, or as bigotry. Racism is a form of bigotry, but not all bigotry is racism. All of those things are morally wrong. Badly wrong.

Building from the bottom is inevitably the beginning step, but it is not the last. It is only through the building of a new power base resting on a renewal The answer to Charlottesville, to ever-intensifying racism , to the accelerating climate crisis, and to Donald Trump himself is first, to resist, and then to

After the 2018 midterms, is Trumpism still a sustainable strategy for the GOP?

This is not just a cosmetic political issue. Many of Trump's worst policies are arguably race-related: His administration's bids to undo the Affordable Care Act and scuttle the joint agreement halting Iran's progress toward a nuclear weapon do not stem from any real ideological motivation on his part — instead, he seems motivated primarily to undo the most notable policy achievements of his predecessor. Former President Barack Obama, of course, was another black politician whose citizenship was called into question by Trump. Again: That is probably not a coincidence.

Prejudice spans the breadth of presidential policymaking under Trump. His policies on immigration are designed to appeal to conservatives who believe the "ceaseless importation of Third World foreigners" is a national emergency. His administration's positions on the Census citizenship question, voting rights, and police powers, likewise, appear to be aimed mostly at preserving white political power in this country. Even his well-documented misogyny finds its fullest flower when aimed at women of color.

Rep. John Lewis on Trump tweets: 'I know racism when I see it'

Rep. John Lewis on Trump tweets: 'I know racism when I see it' In tweets over the weekend, Trump told four Democratic congresswomen to "go back" to their own countries -- setting off a firestorm that galvanized support for them.

The backbone of his campaign are appeals to racism , nativism, xenophobia, and sexism. Despite Trump’s recent vague doubletalk, he has—as everyone knows–vowed to build Even if he is defeated on November 8, the racist , xenophobic movement he has created— Trumpism — is likely to persist

What does Trumpism mean? Trumpism refers to the nontraditional political philosophy and approach espoused by US President Donald Trump and his supporters. “# trumpism is giving a moving speech about the slaughter of Syrian children while at the same preventing their escape with a travel ban.”

Racism is the foundation upon which Trumpist governance and politics are built.

That should be unacceptable in America's multiracial society. However, that foundation seems to be growing stronger, at least in Trump's party. When the president made his infamous "both sides" comment about the white supremacist marches in Charlottesville, a number of Republicans joined the chorus of criticism against him — even his Cabinet members had the good taste to appear anguished about the matter. But when the president tells a handful of non-white liberal women to go back to where they came from? Crickets.

This means sincere and effective opposition to racist governance must come from Democrats — because it won't come from the GOP. And that means, in turn, that it is time for leading Democrats in Congress to find a way to present a unified front after recent weeks of infighting. Until Trump's racist Twitter rant, the biggest political story of the weekend was the growing intramural feud between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the same lefty freshman Democrats, led by Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), whom Trump targeted in his tweets.

Employees quit store in protest after alleged racism by manager

Employees quit store in protest after alleged racism by manager Store owner Ann Siner apologized for the behavior by the employee.

What could cure Trumpism , says Harvard University economist Benjamin Friedman, is to break the economic stagnation that ’s gripped the middle class for decades. Except for a brief burst in the 1990s, during the tenure of President Bill Clinton, the economic lot of the American middle class has been flat

Columbia offers course on ‘persistent racism ’ of ‘ Trumpism ’. The email elaborated that students “will consider how ‘ Trumpism ’ affects their roles as educators,” while developing a “deep appreciation and understanding of the historical and sociological antecedents that have contributed to ‘ Trumpism ’

Moderate and liberal Democrats in the House of Representatives need each other if they're going to accomplish anything of significance. And their quarreling only motivates Trump. His tweets were an apparent effort to stir up trouble between the two Democratic camps. Thankfully, it seems he failed.

Pelosi can aid the cause of unity by finally giving her blessing to an impeachment inquiry against the president. She has been afraid to support such an effort because she fears voters will punish Democrats during the next election. She may not have counted on trouble from her left. Attempting to impeach the president is the right thing to do — and that's the only sufficient reason to do it — but the effort might also help unite her fractious caucus.

There are dangers, we're told, in making too much hay of Trump's racism. For one thing, his voters seem to take it personally. "Identity politics" will drive too many critical voters away, it is argued. But Trump has harnessed overt racism to a degree unmatched by any national politician since George Wallace; there is little historical reason to believe the prejudice he has unleashed will subside unless it is directly confronted and roundly defeated.

Politicians and activists need drive both racism and Donald Trump back to the fringes of public life where they belong.

Republicans spent the week being asked about racism. Their definitions of it were all over the map..
One reason the right might be slow to disavow Trump is because there is little consensus about what racism is.

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