With the shocking victory of President-elect Donald Trump and the ever-growing voice of white supremacist groups, comes an onslaught of racist comments that has made many Americans stop and think. Does the slogan Make America Great Again ‘ lead to ethnic cleansing of the region? Is a Hidden Majority of Americans Racist?
The Alt-Right has fallen under the cloak of the crowd of Trump’s deportation rhetoric and racist rhetoric. It is a modernized version of white nationalism tailored for the 21st century. The tenets of white nationalism are that they believe that Caucasians should identify themselves as a group with a common genetic background and often sharing the same cultural background. They wish to use this commonality to work on policies that are favored by whites.
White supremacists believe whites are superior to all races, and the overwhelming response from the United States suggests that, no matter how diverse America is culturally, it is primarily a white nationalist country. Immediately after Trump took over the presidency, a hidden majority of voters who felt threatened by the nation’s racial diversity voted for Trump to embark on this racial cleansing. Racial slurs began in everyday life, from spray painting offensive words on cars owned by African Americans to physical assaults on non-white men, women and children.
While racism has certainly never been invisible in America, and quite frankly, racism is never invisible anywhere, a large number of white and rural American men and women have expressed their dream of a purely America. white. The number of racist attacks has increased, with white supremacists acting extremely hostile against other races, even though the victim is often an American citizen.
The first warning sign came when Trump’s racist comments were so well received. Trump was going to expel immigrants, build a wall to separate Mexico, racially profile Muslims – suddenly Trump supporters sprang up like wildfire. Why is this racial discrimination so attractive to such a large majority of voters? Is it because the deep racism of past generations has been secretly harbored and nurtured in certain segments of Americans? Is it because they are not open-minded? Or is it because they are blinded by their dream of a white America to even believe that cultural diversity is good for the country.
President-elect Trump has already started building his wall. He built the wall of racial division in America. Americans are no longer blind to someone’s race and diversity. They see it, they hate it and, unfortunately, they want to get rid of it.