We learned election night, if we didn’t already know it in our heart of hearts, that we are not the inclusive, multiracial and multicultural country we make ourselves out to be. Despite projecting the image of a United States embodying a kumbaya-like spirit of human unity, our identities are rooted in race, religion and ideology. That showed up in the election returns. It could be seen in the faces of Trump’s core constituencies.Demographics.
And don’t think of them as only old, Rust Belt, blue-collar supporters.
White people made Trump president.
He ran the table in virtually all categories, including college- and non-college-educated white men, and whites 18 to 29 years old.
Hillary Clinton’s camp, in contrast, consisted of a polyglot of colors, religions, sexual orientations and college-educated white women.
Friday, November 11, 2016
Colbert I. King's Washington Post column is about white folks:
Posted by Steve Bartin at 8:37 PM