The racial divide in this country is wider than it has been in 60+ years….here are so may reasons but the rise of all this populist and nationalistic BS has made it a driving force in American society.
But why are we still fighting this battle?
There’s been a recent flurry of studies and analyses that take a deeper look at the results of the 2020 election. These examinations don’t contradict our early interpretation of the results from the days and weeks immediately following Election Day: The overwhelming majority of voters backed the candidate from the party that they normally lean toward, though then-President Trump did slightly better with voters of color and slightly worse with white voters than he did in 2016. But the new examinations and other data tell a nuanced story about the role of race in the 2020 contest.
American voters …
- Remain deeply polarized based on ethnicity and racial identity;
- Were less polarized by racial identity in 2020 compared to 2016; and
- Are very polarized by attitudes about racial and cultural issues.
Look at the Civil Rights Act….it became law because business people wanted it because they were suffering from boycotts and protests…..so they got LBJ to enact a law….old white guys decided to do something to protect their holdings not because it was right but because it threatened their profits.
This divide will remain with us until there is such a time that color means nothing to us….and that is not in the cards in the rest of my life.
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