Zohar wrote:As mentioned, racism isn't a binary, and everyone suffers from it. Are all of Clinton's voters not racist? Of course not! But a vote for her doesn't indicate disregard for marginalized groups. A vote for Trump, does.
Trump won 8% of the black vote, which is obviously a very small number... but actually exceeds the 6% that Romney got. He won 29% of the Latino vote; which is again small, but still higher than what Romney got. And Romney actually did very well (relatively speaking) with those groups, for a republican.
The point is, despite all of the rhetoric and charges of racism, Trump did extremely
well (again, relatively speaking) with minority voters. I don't believe that'd be the case if those folks truly believed he was going against their interests.
I've said from the beginning, and I still maintain, that what won Trump the election was that people are simply pissed off at what government in the US has become. They're tired of the broken promises, the lying and stealing, and the blatant double standards. These are the reasons I've heard constantly from people over the past year, whether they were friends or strangers or whatever. I know people who were adamant Bernie Sanders supporters who ended up voting for Trump, despite Trump being so utterly opposite Sanders.
I couldn't bring myself to vote for him; he's just too fucking appalling. But I completely get why someone who doesn't necessarily share his views, might hold their nose and vote for him.
What we saw last night was the ultimate protest vote. It was a giant "fuck you" to the establishment. Certainly there are people who actually like Trump and the awful shit that he peddles - and they aren't all white people - but what really put him over the top was the sheer number of people saying "Fuck this shit, we need to try something else."