Friday, September 02, 2016

A Majority Of The Public Says Donald Trump Is A Racist

 (The cartoon image above is by John Cole in the Scranton Times-Tribune.)

Donald Trump denies that he is a racist, but his words and actions betray him. They reveal him to be a racist, and the white supremacists and other racists in this country know a brother when they see one. That's why they are solidly behind Donald Trump.

A majority of Americans also think he is racist. In a new poll, about 51% of respondents said the word "racist" could be used to describe Donald Trump. Only 35% said he was not a racist. That means the only question is -- Is America still racist enough to elect a known racist as their president? Is America willing to toss away the progress we've made in the last 50 years?

I don't think so. I certainly hope not. Too many people were beaten, jailed, and killed to get us to the point of equality we currently enjoy (and more still needs to be done). Electing a racist as president would be a slap in the face to those heroes.

The chart below is from the newest Economist / YouGov Poll -- done between August 27th and 29th of a random national sample of 1,300 voters, with a 4.1 point margin of error.


  1. Why would people 65+ say they don't think DT is a racist? I'm 68 and I remember the marches, MLK, the Kennedys and segregation. Do us older folks all have alzheimers or something?

    1. I don't understand that either. It seems that there were a lot more racists in our generation than we realized.


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