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America's Problem Isn't Tribalism—It's Racism - The Atlantic
The urgency of the Republican strategy stems in part from the recognition that the core of the GOP agenda—slashing the social safety net and reducing taxes on the wealthy—is deeply unpopular. Progressive ballot initiatives, including the expansion of Medicaid, anti-gerrymandering measures, and the restoration of voting rights for formerly incarcerated people, succeeded even in red states. If Republicans ran on their policy agenda alone, they would be at a disadvantage. So they have turned to a destructive politics of white identity, one that seeks a path to power by deliberately dividing the country along racial and sectarian lines. They portray the nation as the birthright of white, heterosexual Christians, and label the growing population of those who don’t fit that mold or reject that moral framework as dangerous usurpers.


In the Trump era, America finds itself with two political parties: one that’s growing more reliant on the nation’s diversity, and one that sees its path to power in stoking fear and rage toward those who are different. America doesn’t have a “tribalism” problem. It has a racism problem. And the parties are not equally responsible.
USA  politics  RepublicanParty  racism  bigotry  diversity  pluralism 
6 days ago by petej
The Agony and Malice of Jeff Sessions | The New Republic
Jeff Sessions, who resigned on Wednesday, ranked as one of the most regressive political figures to ever lead the Justice Department. The ousted attorney general spent the last two years reshaping federal law enforcement into a blunter and more punitive instrument, squeezing legal and undocumented immigrants alike, and tilting the scales of justice away from disadvantaged communities.
2018-11  government  politics  racism  bigotry  police_state 
8 days ago by Weaverbird
Shakesville: The Trump Regime and Stochastic Terrorism
After writing yesterday about untraceable plastic guns and anti-choice terrorism, and after including a link in the round-up about the racist "Stand Your Ground" shooting in Florida, it became clear to me that the Trump Regime is going to rely on stochastic terrorism in order to enact their eliminationism.

Stochastic terrorism is "the use of mass communications to incite random actors to carry out violent or terrorist acts that are statistically predictable but individually unpredictable. In short, remote-control murder by lone wolf."

That is: Leverage visibility and influence to dehumanize your enemies and cast them as threats, then sit back and wait for your most radical and/or unstable supporters to take violent action. It helps significantly if you've also leveraged your power to give access to deadly weaponry to as many people as possible.
hate  racism  bigotry  violence  stochastic_terrorism  politics 
8 days ago by Weaverbird
'No Blame'? ABC News finds 17 cases invoking 'Trump' in connection with violence, threats or alleged assaults - ABC News
But a nationwide review conducted by ABC News has identified at least 17 criminal cases where Trump's name was invoked in direct connection with violent acts, threats of violence or allegations of assault.

Nearly all -- 16 of 17 -- cases identified by ABC News are striking in that court documents and direct evidence reflect someone echoing presidential rhetoric, not protesting it. ABC News was unable to find any such case echoing presidential rhetoric when Barack Obama or George W. Bush were in the White House.
2018-11  racism  politics  bigotry  rightwingnutjobs 
8 days ago by Weaverbird
1st black woman legislator in Vermont resigns after white supremacists threaten safety of her family – Women in the World
Morris, who was first elected in 2014 and won re-election in 2016, announced that she wouldn’t seek reelection this year — despite running unopposed — after facing vandalism, death threats that were seen by her young son, and a break-in to her home while her family was present. Despite her declaring her intent to leave office, intimidation from angry youths who would pound on her house’s windows and doors at night continued until she and her husband, who was recovering from heart surgery, were forced to flee her home in Bennington and move to another town.
2018-10  racism  bigotry  politics 
18 days ago by Weaverbird
Rep. Steve King Goes Full White Nationalist In Interview With Austrian Site | HuffPost
A shocking interview with a far-right propaganda site offers the clearest look yet at the congressman’s racist ideology.
2018-10  racism  bigotry  gop  politics  campaign2018 
18 days ago by Weaverbird

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