Lol. Their parents were the ones who voted in civil rights candidates (LBJ, etc), oversaw the dismantling of segregated schools, and so on.I find it hard to believe that boomers didn't inherit racialist sentiments from their parents or societal milieus.
Sorta. Boomers were still children during the waning days of it.I mean, they were at least alive during Jim Crow.
Most boomers believe very earnestly in the idea that America can be a postracial society. As do conservative boomers (but they'll say Obama derailed it).
Who are completely atypical for their cohort and long the target of derision for decades.Plenty of professional racialists leading their side of the culture war are boomers (like David Duke and Jared Taylor).
What is "hardly" -- do you have numbers to attach to this claim? It seems like a very strong statement to make that an entire generation is almost completely on one side of the most contested issue in current political affairs.Boomers don't know what "white identity" means, and hardly think of themselves in terms of an ethnic group.
A significant drop from Silent Gen to Boomers—as expected. Yet not much changes between white Boomers and Millennials, two generations apart. Also possible that Millennials might become more racist as they get older, rendering the change even more insignificant (or worse)…
Numbers above suggest that white Boomers aren't far from white Millennials re: racial views. Make of that what you will.What is "hardly" -- do you have numbers to attach to this claim? It seems like a very strong statement to make that an entire generation is almost completely on one side of the most contested issue in current political affairs.
Identity self-concepts usually develop as a reaction to social adversities (real or perceived). Boomers grew up in an ~85% white majority country amidst an easy backdrop of postwar prosperity, and most will die comfortably rich well before they experience what a <50% white minority country in permanent economic decline is like. So there was hardly any social exigency for Boomers to cultivate a 'white identity'.
That article completely vindicates my point dude.
It says that boomers are anywhere between 20 to 43% likely to have racist views with respect to black people. It also says that boomers have an implicit bias towards White people at 48% (with 36% neutral). I'm making the case that boomers are divided on the issue; you were making the case that boomers are stacked completely on one side, which is obviously wrong if you've followed the news for even a second.
Millennials also scored a little better than boomers overall, meaning that whatever "non-white identity" boomers are supposed to have is reflected in their kids.
Stuttering Pelosi is too late to stop the identity politic cesspool (aka democratic party).
Time to ramp up deportations.Speaker Pelosi says @AOC, @IlhanMN, @AyannaPressley and @RashidaTlaib “have their public whatever and their Twitter world. But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”
However, by preventing funding unless Republicans approve their version of the bill ensures that illegal immigrants will continue to live in poor conditions at the border camps unless funding is increased as soon as possible.
Center left congress Democrats understand that they will have to cut their losses and increase funding to the camps on Republican terms, while far leftist congress Democrats don't. As the saying goes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions...
ďWe cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.Ē Randy Pausch
Ultimately, not much has changed since Trump's been elected. Non-whites from countries all over the world are still flooding into the country at increasingly fast rates and we should be minority white in 25 years max. No matter how much Trump barks about "monitoring the situation" or gloats about the economy on Twitter the truth is that demographics are destiny. Texas will go the way of California soon and vote Democrat along with Florida and Arizona and the GOP will be killed within 5 years max because Trump has bowed down to the will of the corporate oligarchy and Israel and refuses to care about white Americans who made up the vast majority of his voting base. Expect whites to break anti-white conditioning over the next 10 years by shear force of experience.
The System will not allow itself to be diverted from its goals by its own members.
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I'll respect whoever drains the swamp. The swamp isn't DC. New political mosquitos aren't bred in DC, only poor people who blast go-go music out shop windows and generally don't bother anyone who doesn't live there are bred in Washington, DC. Political mosquitos are bred in Harvard and Yale and MIT and Berkeley and Columbia and Rochester and the University of Oklahoma and Texas Tech. If you want to drain the swamp, buy a college. Tell Elon Musk to buy a college and let us go to Mars and do idealistic things again. Tell Hollywood to buy a college so they can have English and arts people help them make things besides superhero movies that are dumb and everyone gets tired of. Capitalism is good. American education is socialism in practice and it's a disaster for everyone and everything. Of course they're cultural Marxists. They're actual Marxists too but they realized that's not working out for them already. #DrainTheSwamp
Those who know, do. Those who can't, teach.
Predictably "Airhead" "Ditz" Ocasio-Cortez resorts to identity politics.
I hope this rift turns into a bloodbath and spills into a third party candidate...independent ticket splits the vote.
Time to ramp up the parent deportations. Parent deportations is a great policy....only thing stopping it are bleeding hearts.
Democratic party (aka identity politic cesspool) and its homo white knight syndrome...
Trump sticks it in the ass of identity politics.
The democratic party is such a mess. Nancy Pelosi sounds like a stuttering retard when she talks.
Slob tlaib gets elected entirely through anti-trump demagoguery now cries identity politic foul after Trump, Pelosi, and Middle America ovens the fuck out of her!
Divide and conquer the identity politic cesspool (aka democratic party). Makes for a nice pre-nomination pivot into election time ads collaging them with nutty Antifa kooks...hehehe
@Kill4Me are you too retarded to understand that Trump's unapologetic, (essentially) White Nationalist ramblings is a flagrant embrace of white identity politics? lol Nice to confirm that your thick (allegedly) SLE neck is supported by an even thicker, dense skull.
At least 3/4 of those women were born in a shithole whose government is a complete and total catastrophe.
I think the real reason many intellectuals (many of whom teach at the university level) tend to have liberal views is because liberalism has an anti-establishment streak to it, it questions the status quo (or supposed status quo) of western society. (capitalism, traditional institutions etc) They prefer to challenge existing norms, or they wouldn't be very good intellectuals. The irony of this is that when everyone adopts the same ideology, in this case liberalism, it creates its own status quo and stasis which demands questioning.
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Libertarian Presidential Candidates Prefer Each Other Over Justin Amash
"We cannot elect or nominate a former Republican…for the fourth cycle in a row. I just think that would set the party back so far," Kokesh said. "And it's hard….Gary Johnson was better than [2008 nominee] Bob Barr, and Justin Amash might be that much better than Gary Johnson even. It's the worst temptation we've ever seen from this vector. But it's the most important time to resist it. I would really, enthusiastically, welcome Amash to the race, but I would be more thrilled to support and see anybody on this stage beating him."
We at the point now where even Social Democrats like most in those in the Democrat party are being demonized as being full-blown communist by the right. I don't think a compromise like the New Deal is going to be reached this time. You will either have to side with socialist camp that seek to overthrow and rework the system at the unfortunate expense of those on top, or with the exclusionary right-wing camp that want to maintain and strengthen their privileges on the simple basis of "Might Makes Right".
Trump calls Antifa "gutless radical left whack jobs."
I couldn't agree more. Antifa is a bunch of pussies. They piss themselves one to one.
Good antifa is dead antifa.
I can't wait for this interview to come out.
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OK, it's August of 2019 and Trump delivered his $1T tax cut to the rich and the average citizen got handed a long list of government services that have to be cut back, so they will all be poorer and more exploitable in the future. So far, so good.
His verbal pandering to his popular base by promising to return the country to the thirties and a coal bucket in every basement is fairly harmless. Coal is going down because natural gas is just cheaper, and Chinese solar panels are cheaper yet, and we don't even have to produce them in this country. So his lies about bringing back coal are harmless.
But now Trump has let his racism and xenophobia start a tariff war with China. US consumers in almost every segment of the economy are the ones who pay for these tariffs, and they are going to have less money in their pockets to buy stuff and drive the economy.
Making consumers a lot poorer with his tariff-tax is going to hurt the profits of every company that sells them stuff. Like farmers, automakers, and the entire tech and software industries. This idiot has erased all the stock market gains this year.
Now Trump is pissing off the people who live off stock market returns. In other words, the people who matter.
I predict that the rich are going to abandon Trump in droves and will throw their weight behind someone who promises to normalize global trade relations. Without seriously promising the workers free education or cheap health care or any of those other things that hurt the profits of the Capitalist class.
And if no Democrat will do this, then there's always Pence.
Trump is brilliant at keeping himself in front of his base, though. But he's running on fumes. Today he promised to cure cancer. And AIDs. "Very shortly". Lol. The guy is a master at saying he has a plan, the best plan, which he will reveal "very shortly", when he has no plan at all.
This might work for his base, who are desperate for a change, but it doesn't work for guys who are used to getting results.
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The inconvenient truth about Trump is that he's done exactly what he said he would do. From jobs, GDP growth, tax reform, the elimination of ISIS, the wall, border security, withdrawal from the Iraq nuclear deal and the Paris climate accord, and renegotiating NAFTA and other disastrous trade agreements that hurt Americans... never in recent history has there been a president who has so consistently followed through on campaign promise after campaign promise.
In response to this unprecedented success (which has earned him the highest ever approval rating among republicans and also leaves him heavily favored to win 2020), the left and their media allies have responded hysterically with wild calls of racism -- that he's a 'dolt-in-chief' who is somehow unqualified or unfit for office. Never mind that he's a self-made billionaire with an ivy league education, and never mind that he owns hundreds of bushiness, founded a television program which earned millions of viewers every week for well over a decade, and brilliantly executed a rather innovative self-branding strategy that clinched him the highest possible political office as a substantial underdog.
Somehow in the view of the left, all these feats are merely indicative of an unqualified imbecile who was only able to earn the support of his base by means of 'verbal pandering'.
His trade wars? Racist.
Immigration reform? Racist.
You can leave the country if you don't like it? Racist again.
Calling a rat infested city a rat infested city? Yep, that's racist too.
While the article you cited merely mentions Trump's claim as a footnote, a wide number of other sources are willing to discuss it in great detail. For an example, according to the economic policy institute, trade deals like NAFTA hurt Americans and have resulted in tremendous job losses throughout the country.
Authors for PBS News also seem to agree: "The inconvenient truth is that we've been buying roughly half a trillion dollars worth of goods more from abroad than we are exporting and we have been doing so for decades. In 2014, our exports of goods and services amounted to $2.4 trillion, while our imports amounted to $2.9 trillion -- implying that our deficit was a whopping $500 billion.
Why is our trade deficit a problem? Because the deficit subtracts from the U.S. GDP and hurts the lower middle class. By outsourcing jobs, it has relegated millions of U.S. workers -- especially the low-skilled ones -- to the underemployment rolls."
Just like Trump was able to renegotiate trade agreements with Canada and Mexico, so too will he do so with China. For whatever reason this seems to trigger the left, so much so that they refer to tariffs or other American first policies as somehow being the result of 'racism', almost as if they'd rather see America do poorly rather than see it succeed with Trump.
Your views are very interesting to me, @Deprecator. Thanks.
"When I used to play after school football, I could literally walk into the end zone with the football carrying five kids from the other team on me. And not run, but just walk with them, and they still wouldn't be able to get me down."
Sounds like something out of Wyle Cyote