America's Problem Isn't Tribalism—It's Racism - The Atlantic


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It’s fashionable in the Donald Trump era to decry political “tribalism,” especially if you’re a conservative attempting to criticize Trump without incurring the wrath of his supporters. House Speaker Paul Ryan has lamented the “tribalism” of American politics. via Pocket
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Colin Hackley / Reuters It’s fashionable in the Donald Trump era to decry political “tribalism,” especially if you’re a conservative attempting to criticize…
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Only one of America’s major political parties relies on stoking hatred and fear against those outside its coalition.
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Colin Hackley / Reuters It’s fashionable in the Donald Trump era to decry political “tribalism,” especially if you’re a conservative attempting to criticize…
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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.

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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.
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6 days ago by petej
It’s fashionable in the Donald Trump era to decry political “tribalism,” especially if you’re a conservative attempting to criticize Trump without incurring the wrath of his supporters. House Speaker Paul Ryan has lamented the “tribalism” of American politics.
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7 days ago by jeffhammond
Colin Hackley / Reuters It’s fashionable in the Donald Trump era to decry political “tribalism,” especially if you’re a conservative attempting to criticize…
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It’s fashionable in the Donald Trump era to decry political “tribalism,” especially if you’re a conservative attempting to criticize Trump without incurring the wrath of his supporters. House Speaker Paul Ryan has lamented the “tribalism” of American politics.
7 days ago by marshallk
RT : I am here to say, let us never speak of "tribalism" ever again.
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7 days ago by jeffbyrnes
. puts it in perspective: America doesn't have a tribalism problem. It has a racism problem
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8 days ago by ichthyos
. puts it in perspective: America doesn't have a tribalism problem. It has a racism problem
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Colin Hackley / Reuters It’s fashionable in the Donald Trump era to decry political “tribalism,” especially if you’re a conservative attempting to criticize…
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It’s fashionable in the Donald Trump era to decry political “tribalism,” especially if you’re a conservative attempting to criticize Trump without incurring the…
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8 days ago by johnrclark
Favorite tweet: AdamSerwer

America doesn't have a "tribalism" problem. It has a racism problem. https://t.co/z8e1AcRXSw pic.twitter.com/t105MGAy15

— Tacchino è buono 🍝 (@AdamSerwer) November 8, 2018

http://twitter.com/AdamSerwer/status/1060545699014737920
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Colin Hackley / Reuters It’s fashionable in the Donald Trump era to decry political “tribalism,” especially if you’re a conservative attempting to criticize…
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RT : I am here to say, let us never speak of "tribalism" ever again.
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RT : I am here to say, let us never speak of "tribalism" ever again.
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RT : I am here to say, let us never speak of "tribalism" ever again.
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8 days ago by willwilkinson
I am here to say, let us never speak of "tribalism" ever again.
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