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Wed Jun 1, 2016, 11:37 AM

 

Trump is helping prove that white male privilege is a dominant force in our culture.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/05/31/donald-trump-is-splitting-the-white-vote-in-ways-weve-never-seen-before/?postshare=8381464711868947&tid=ss_tw



Due to his explicit appeals to sexism, misogyny, racism and xenophobia, Donald Trump is the most popular candidate amongst white men in the history of the United States.


Note that it's through education that this ingrained sexism and racism begins to get mitigated:

The shift is most striking when you combine education and gender. Trump leads Clinton 76 to 14 among white men without college degrees, while Clinton leads 57 to 34 among white college-graduate women.



Why are white voters splitting more sharply along education and gender lines? The poll offers some initial clues.

The education level of whites is predictive of how they respond to Trump proposals to combat illegal immigration and terrorism. More than 6 in 10 non-college white voters support a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States, while a similar share of white college grads oppose such a policy. And while 62 percent of non-college whites say undocumented immigrants should be deported to their native countries, 53 percent of white college grads support allowing them to stay in the United States.


76% of less-educated white men support Donald Trump. Sickening and a major wake up call that the culture war will be fought for a long time.

For those who like to bemoan "identity politics" it is very important to understand that white men are the biggest practitioners of identity politics, as their support of Donald Trump shows.


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Reply Trump is helping prove that white male privilege is a dominant force in our culture. (Original post)
geek tragedy Jun 2016 OP
tonyt53 Jun 2016 #1
geek tragedy Jun 2016 #2
Nye Bevan Jun 2016 #3
The2ndWheel Jun 2016 #4
Democat Jun 2016 #5
newblewtoo Jun 2016 #6
geek tragedy Jun 2016 #7
lame54 Jun 2016 #8
geek tragedy Jun 2016 #9

Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 11:40 AM

1. Good numbers seldom lie. These are very telling numbers

 

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Response to tonyt53 (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 11:41 AM

2. they're good in that they're instructive, but damn they're horrifying, for me as a white man nt

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 11:45 AM

3. Anyone who would vote for Trump, or help Trump by staying home,

is demonstrating that they have a certain degree of privilege.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 12:11 PM

4. 76% of less educated white men have what to vote for?

Nobody cares about less educated white men. Because they're privileged.

White males aren't as needed as they used to be, just like Americans aren't as needed as they used to be. When people say bring back American jobs...well, no. What's an American job? Is that like a male job? A job is just a job that can be done anywhere, by anyone.

Unless you're bringing something to the table, and less educated white men are not, you don't matter. White men have to get used to it, and Americans in general have to get used to it. You do not matter, and can be replaced. Easily. There are 7+ billion people on this planet. Any given individual does not matter to the functioning of society simply because they exist.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 12:15 PM

5. "Privilege" is saying you won't vote for the Democratic candidate

Anyone who doesn't care about the Americans who will be hurt by a Trump presidency is not a liberal.

Like those who thought their protest vote for Nader was worth all of the lives lost in the Iraq war.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 12:45 PM

6. Based

on an analysis of the voting population Hillary will need every Democrat regardless of color; See the following link and just plain do the math:

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/02/03/2016-electorate-will-be-the-most-diverse-in-u-s-history/

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Like it or not, she really has a problem with white male voters in both parties which I have heard called 'ex-wife' syndrome. (she reminds men of the ex wife).

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Response to newblewtoo (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 01:29 PM

7. sounds like straight-up sexism nt

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 01:32 PM

8. That's to be expected (unfortunately)...

It's the women statistic that baffles me

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Response to lame54 (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 01:32 PM

9. educated white women are overwhelmingly rejecting the short-fingered vulgarian nt

 

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