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Book: "Identity Crisis" explores the obvious role that ethnicity and race played in Trumps election

By marcus following x   2018 Nov 25, 12:48pm 727 views   12 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


https://www.amazon.com/Identity-Crisis-Presidential-Campaign-Meaning/dp/0691174199

Identity Crisis reveals how Trump’s victory was foreshadowed by changes in the Democratic and Republican coalitions that were driven by people’s racial and ethnic identities. The campaign then reinforced and exacerbated those cleavages as it focused on issues related to race, immigration, and religion. The result was an epic battle not just for the White House but about what America is and should be.
1   marcus   ignore (7)   2018 Nov 25, 12:50pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

from a review:

"[The authors] counter some popular assumptions about the surprising outcome of the 2016 presidential election, which pitted two ‘historically unpopular presidential candidates’ against each other. . . . The authors cite three main reasons for Trump's victory: ‘fractured ranks’ within the Republican Party that impeded party leaders from coalescing behind any candidate; outsized media coverage of Trump that made him appear to be the front-runner even when coverage focused on scandals; and ‘racialized economics,’ in which racial attitudes ‘shaped the way voters understood economic outcomes.’ . . . A cogent, well-documented analysis of the 2016 election." (Kirkus)


Sounds right to me.
2   MisterLearnToCode   ignore (4)   2018 Nov 25, 12:58pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

By the one-sided gushing reviews from Vox, Daily Kos, etc. I'll pass.

It's almost certainly a pro-Minority, anti-Majority (and thus anti-Democratic) book given the authors.
3   marcus   ignore (7)   2018 Nov 25, 1:01pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

How very open minded of you.

TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce says
pro-Minority, anti-Majority


It's not either or., pro-minority or pro-majoirty as let's say, many Trump voters see it.

The authors could easily be moderate pro-minority and pro-majority. Which is what I and many Americans think America should be.
4   MisterLearnToCode   ignore (4)   2018 Nov 25, 1:08pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Of you think the minority should rule over the majority, you're not interested in Democracy.

Social Justice literally teaches the minority should be in charge.

https://fcpp.org/2018/03/09/should-minorities-rule/
5   marcus   ignore (7)   2018 Nov 25, 1:09pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce says
one-sided


Yes, the right wing narrative is boohoo victimhood for Trump voters being called racist.

If that's your story and you're sticking to it, I can understand that you aren't going to be open to a more neutral and nuanced view.
6   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2018 Nov 25, 1:10pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

There's no irony that NOT being anti-white and anti-white-male in particular is ALWAYS racist.
7   marcus   ignore (7)   2018 Nov 25, 1:11pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce says
Of you think the minority should rule over the majority, you're not interested in Democracy.


Well, I am opposed to ignorant fear mongering. I think you know that I don't care for identity politics.
8   MisterLearnToCode   ignore (4)   2018 Nov 25, 1:12pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

marcus says
Well, I am opposed to ignorant fear mongering. I think you know that I don't care for identity politics.


It's not fear mongering, it's fact. Whites are the majority, yet society aggressively discriminates against them and males in particular.

We create special, jerryrigged Congressional Districts just for minorities; in many states it's the law.
9   marcus   ignore (7)   2018 Nov 25, 1:19pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Ceffer says
There's no irony that NOT being anti-white and anti-white-male in particular is ALWAYS racist.


I'm a white male and I'm certainly not anti white male, nor am I racist. I openly tell SJW colleagues that I think identity politics is ruining the democratic party.

What's really going on is that it scares you that there are even a few people out there with those beliefs. I get it. I find the whole white supremacy reaction to Trump as being much worse than just anti-productive.

But what does that have to do with whether the authors analysis is good ?

marcus says
The authors cite three main reasons for Trump's victory: ‘fractured ranks’ within the Republican Party that impeded party leaders from coalescing behind any candidate; outsized media coverage of Trump that made him appear to be the front-runner even when coverage focused on scandals; and ‘racialized economics,’ in which racial attitudes ‘shaped the way voters understood economic outcomes.’ . . . A cogent, well-documented analysis of the 2016 election." (Kirkus)
10   MisterLearnToCode   ignore (4)   2018 Nov 25, 1:24pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Isn't it interesting that the same people who think 20% foreign born isn't enough migrants, push for racial conflict and try to undermine the majority at every turn as well?
11   marcus   ignore (7)   2018 Nov 25, 1:33pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I have no idea what your talking about. Sounds like a TPB comment.
12   FortWayneIndiana   ignore (3)   2018 Nov 25, 7:57pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

You mean "Identity Politics" that left blew so much out of proportion that the nation pivoted to the right to counter that crap?

Left became the oppressors. They beat down business, they beat down individual freedoms.
And to compensate for it they promote feminism, homosexuality and illegal immigration.

Just pointing out that Democratic party went full on stupid with their priorities.

Trump didn't start this, he just reacted, counter punched, and won.


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