Articles like this drive me crazy. Now, a warning? On one scale: two years too late. On another: 100 years too late.Lani wrote: ↑Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:09 amThere's a sobering truth to Trump's racist tweets that we don't like to admithttps://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/07/15/us/t ... index.htmlBut Trump's recent tweets could show that he understands America better than his critics realize.
One is the country represented by the Statue of Liberty, and its invitation to poor and tired immigrants "yearning to breathe free."
The other is the one that virtually wiped out Native Americans, enslaved Africans, excluded Chinese immigrants in the late 19th century and put Japanese Americans in concentration camps.
From the rarified perch of the White House, Trump's racist tweets tap into the id of this other America.
And here's what's so frightening about this: It is not a big stretch to say that when a leader uses the kind of language that Trump uses against minorities, it may increase the chances of violence being used against them.
Who is this "we" that doesn't like to admit that racism runs deep in this country and is currently not only in the ascendancy but holds most of the reins of power? Aside from the avowed racists themselves, "we" = the press + Republicans (the ones who are not, y'know, avosed racists) + most Dems.