Poll: Most Repubs agree with Trump’s ‘go back’ to your country tweets

dublinbay z6 (KS)

Well, there's our evidence about pervasive racial bias in the Repub. Party. But it doesn't seem to make any difference.

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"A majority of Republicans are on Trump’s side in a new USA Today/Ipsos pollreleased on Wednesday, which surveyed a sample of 1,005 Americans online, including 392 Democrats, 412 Republicans, and 113 Independents.

And while the overall majority of Americans (65%) agreed that telling minority Americans to “go back to where they came from” is racist, and 59% said the posts were un-American — three of the four Congresswomen mentioned were born in the U.S., and all four are U.S. citizens elected to represent the country — there’s a wide, 40-percentage point difference between how Democrats and Republicans feel about this. Only 45% of Republicans believed that telling minority Americans to go back to where they came from is racist, compared with 85% of Democrats. What’s more, among Republicans alone, 57% said they agreed with Trump’s tweets from last Sunday, and a third “strongly” agreed with them.

A separate Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll released Tuesday night also found that Republican support for Trump has increased slightly since the racially-charged tweets began dominating the news cycle this week. Trump’s net approval among Republicans rose by 5 percentage points to 72%, compared with a similar national poll that ran last week. But his approval rating among Democrats dropped by two points. And while four in 10 independents said they approved of Trump last week, that dropped to three in 10 after these tweets. His overall approval rating remained unchanged, with 41% of the U.S. public approving of his performance in office. "


https://www.marketwatch.com/story/most-republicans-agree-with-trumps-go-back-to-your-country-tweets-polls-show-2019-07-17?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo

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jama7(6)

BS. Of course Trumpers know it's racist but they have to tow the line, honor their master. Can never criticize...even hint at it.

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Linda

We really should send Melania back, and send her hubs with her! Bye! Putin won't really want him there, however. He's too useful as a not-so-secret Russian asset here in the US!

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jama7(6)

BS. Of course Trumpers know it's racist but they have to tow the line, honor their master


RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACIST comment!

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Ziemia(6a)

RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACIST comment!

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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

I have the feeling that Angela would be very displeased if Donald were sent back to Germany, his ancestral home.

He should stop complaining, and gild a WH pilaster or two.

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Carro

It's just intellectually lazy to lump all Trump supporters as "racists'. Again, you've managed to strip the word of meaning.

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millworkman

Wow, a whole 1005 people? Holy crap that's impressive.........................

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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

The meaning of racist is understood by Justin Trudeau, Theresa May, and the Mayor of London.

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Ziemia(6a)

'It's just intellectually lazy to lump all those opposed to most of Trump's policies as "racists'. You've managed to use the word to define Trump supporters.'

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cait1

Can someone from the majority please tell me how Trump's tweet was racist.

I don't recall him mentioning anyone's race and saying he hated any one of them because of the color of her skin.

Remember, Somalia is a country. People from Somalia are called Somalians. That is not a race, it's a nationality. Please do not confuse the two.

And none of that garbage answer, "Well if you don't know..." because it only reveals that 'YOU" don't know, either.

Thank you.

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Delilah66

How does “BS. Of course Trumpers know it's racist but they have to tow the line, honor their master. Can never criticize...even hint at it.” correlate to “a person who shows or feels discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or who believes that a particular race is superior to another.”

Jama’s post does not declare or infer prejudice against another race or superiority of any race. But I understand your frustration and consternation that leaves you speechless except for 2 words regarding Trump and his inability to raise his approval rating. Thank you ever so much for stating, in all caps no less, that his comment was racist. Your membership in our club is pending.

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katrina_ellen

If only the Left could get everyone to believe this, their constant accusations would finally make sense. People just aren't so easily brainwashed because of the constant repeating of the lie, at least I would hope so. But what does that make the people who try to do these things?

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Carro

Exactly, cait. Country of origin is not race.

The Left sees race all day, everyday. That's all they see. Whereas we can determine what we think about Trump's sentiments about these anti-American ingrates, the Left says we're not allowed to be critical of anyone with more melanin in their skin than we have.

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katrina_ellen

If only the Left could get everyone to believe this, their constant accusations would finally make sense. People just aren't so easily brainwashed because of the constant repeating of the lie, at least I would hope so. But what does that make the people who try to do these things?

Goebbells

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patriciae_gw(07)

Cait, if he had just had the wit to tell one white person to go back to their sh#thole country we would not have a cast iron case.

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Carro

Country of origin is not race.

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Carro

Did any of the Trump haters care one whit when a Native American repeatedly told white, Catholic boys to "Go back to Europe" and his friend accosted them with his drum in their faces?

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maifleur01

Country of origin is the US for three of these women so what country is he telling them to return to??????

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Chi

Seriously. Why is this so hard to understand? Telling US citizens who were born in the US to go back to their country is racist because it's based on their ethnicity. The US IS their country.

Would he ever tell a white person who was born in the US to go back to their country? What country would that be?

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Delilah66

I think Somalia is in Africa unless (i)dj(i)t in his supreme command of language and geography has moved the country. So, into which OMB race would you place Somali-born people?

New Race and Ethnicity Standards

In 1997, the OMB issued “Revisions to the Standards for the Classification of Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity.” In these new standards, two modifications included: 1) the Asian or Pacific Islander category was separated into two categories -- "Asian" and " Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander," and 2) the term "Hispanic" was changed to "Hispanic or Latino" (the term “Spanish Origin” may also be used in addition to Hispanic or Latino).

There are now five categories for data on race:

  • 1) American Indian or Alaska Native

  • 2) Asian

  • 3) Black or African American

  • 4) Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

  • 5) White

    Instead of allowing a multiracial category, the OMB adopted a standard of allowing respondents to select one or more races when they self-identify.

    There are now two categories for data on ethnicity:

    • 1) Hispanic or Latino or Spanish Origin

    • 2) Not Hispanic or Latino or Spanish Origin

    • So (i)dj(i)t thinks she’s white?

ETA: OMB provided additional information on the above in the FR September 2016, but the above does not appear to have changed.

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Ziemia(6a)

EEOC

“Examples of potentially unlawful conduct include insults, taunting, or ethnic epithets, such as making fun of a person’s foreign accent or comments like, ‘Go back to where you came from,’ whether made by supervisors or co-workers,”

Multiple sources

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Chi

"Did any of the Trump haters care one whit when a Native American repeatedly told white, Catholic boys to "Go back to Europe" and his friend accosted them with his drum in their faces?"

The POTUS is held to a higher standard than a random person exercising their freedom of speech. Random people say all sorts of things that the POTUS shouldn't say. The POTUS making racist comments about elected members of Congress is a very big deal.

The POTUS also has freedom of speech, but it's not freedom from repercussions of speech. He said what he wanted, and now he's facing the consequences.

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foodonastump

Can someone from the majority please tell me how Trump's tweet was racist.

Cait you can look at the actual words and pretend they’re not racist. But in my experience/lifetime it was always heard in reference to sending minorities back to their origins. Having grown up in the same part of the country, I have little doubt that your experience with those words is the same as mine, and Trump’s the same as ours.

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Ziemia(6a)

One example the EEOC lists on its website matches nearly word-for-word the President’s tweets.

“Examples of potentially unlawful conduct include insults, taunting, or ethnic epithets, such as making fun of a person’s foreign accent or comments like, “Go back to where you came from.”

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Delilah66

So, the squad is composed of 2 blacks or African Americans and 2 whites.

WSY now?


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chijim

Piggybacking on Ziema's post


Lawmakers spent most of Tuesday hashing out whether to condemn President Donald Trump’s racist comment that four congresswomen of color should “go back” to their ancestral countries, but a federal agency has already made the decision for them.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has written specific rules that protect people, mostly immigrants, against employment discrimination on the basis of their national origin. The agency is responsible for enforcing laws that prohibit discrimination and harassment based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age and disability.

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“Ethnic slurs and other verbal or physical conduct because of nationality are illegal if they are severe or pervasive and create an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment, interfere with work performance, or negatively affect job opportunities,” the commission said on its website to describe harassment based on national origin.

“Examples of potentially unlawful conduct include insults, taunting, or ethnic epithets, such as making fun of a person’s foreign accent or comments like, ‘Go back to where you came from,’ whether made by supervisors or co-workers,” it continued.

Trump and his followers insist he was not being racist when he tweeted Sunday that Democratic Reps. Ayanna Pressley (Mass.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came” after the lawmakers, all four American citizens, criticized him.

Three of the four women were born in the U.S., and one came from Somalia as a child. Theyheld a press conference Monday calling Trump’s comments “blatantly racist” and “the agenda of white nationalists.”

The president’s tweets were racist, and many people of color have memories of being told the same thing that the EEOC has deemed harassment.



Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) tweeted a screenshot of the EEOC’s rule on Tuesday, saying, “The President’s bigoted words are so contrary to who we are as a country that we literally have laws against them.”

On Monday, the EEOC posted its own tweet detailing how to file a charge of discrimination that asks the agency to take action. The tweet did not mention the incident between the Democrats and Trump, though it was posted one day after the president’s remarks.


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Carro

How brainwashed has CNN made the Leftist masses? 'You can leave you can stay".

"...then COME BACK...".

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Izzy Mn(4)

Come on!!!!! Everyone knows very well exactly what Trump meant when he told 4 people of color to go back to their countries. To say it's not racist you are lying to yourself. That phrase has been used for decades when it's said to a African American s to go back to Africa.

Don't p*** on my leg and tell me it's raining.

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Delilah66

So, the squad is composed of 2 blacks or African Americans and 2 whites.

WSY now?

Oh, lol, you are simply not woke! They are WOMEN OF COLOR.

OF COLOR!

NOT. WHITE!

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Carro

Trump's an equal opportunity puncher. The crying about raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacism is to deflect from their own attacks upon anyone who doesn't think like them.

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Delilah66

Women of color is not a race and neither is ethnicity.

(i)dj(i)t is a man of color, too.

Thank you for lowering your voice.

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jama7(6)

Carro

Exactly, cait. Country of origin is not race.The Left sees race all day, everyday. That's all they see. Whereas we can determine what we think about Trump's sentiments about these anti-American ingrates, the Left says we're not allowed to be critical of anyone with more melanin in their skin than we have.

We don't respect or hold back on criticism of Ben Carson do we? Or the dynamic duo Diamond and Silk...lol. See? Melanin isn't protective.




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HU-219136540

Hey, let me know when trump tells 4 white people to go back to where they came from. Then we can talk.

The phrase he used is LITERALLY used in the EEOC handbook as an example of harassment. What part of that isn't being understood?

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batyabeth

"His overall approval rating remained unchanged, with 41% of the U.S. public approving of his performance in office."

What will it take, I wonder, for them to say it's too much?

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dandyfopp

Defending Donnie like it is their job.. this quote applies nicely.

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”

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marquest(PA zone 6)

It was seen as racist because so many could relate to the comment outside of Blacks and Hispanic. Every nationality have heard stories of their parents o grandparents told to go back to their country, Jews, Polish that are jokes passed around of dumb Polish, Italians, etc.


Every nationality have heard some form of this racist insult. So it has touched many not just people of color.

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patriciae_gw(07)

The usefulness of "People of color" is that it dispenses with the dubious definitions of "race". It offers no quibbling about Obama being "half white" and therefor not "black" and other such nonsense. since Trump has shown a serious predisposition to discriminate against for instance Muslims or Latinos who are frequently technically Caucasian but optically brown it covers that scenario nicely . four women of color

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patriciae_gw(07)

As an extra note I think it is unfortunate that Xenophobia doesn't carry the same pejorative weight in peoples minds as racism does. it is just as ugly and frequently just as deadly.

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Chi

Seriously. Why is this so hard to understand? Telling US citizens who were born in the US to go back to their country is racist because it's based on their ethnicity. The US IS their country.

Would he ever tell a white person who was born in the US to go back to their country? What country would that be?

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Chi -- I understand why you're going along with the accusations of racism. Yes, he is racist. But the fact is, even if he'd told a WHITE person to "go back" -- it would still be unacceptable. He wants to shut down debate. He doesn't want to hear any opinions except his own. Most of all, he wants his Base, his Cult, to see him acting like a big shot who tells people off in the crudest way.

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Jess

Well, of course they agree with Trump, they are at least as racist as he is, and many of them are more racist, and very dangerous

But they sure love Trump


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mrskjun(9)

Please, whatever you do don't stop. People on the right are so thrilled to be called racists 24/7 by the left they can't wait to get to the polls. You have the four horsewomen of the apocalypse calling their own party leader a racist. They denigrate Jews, Israel, call people Nazi's. Someone did something on 9/11. The occupant of the White House, abolish ICE. And gee, they are women of color. Of course we dislike them because they aren't white, why in the world would there be any other reason?

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jama7(6)

They're socialists, definitely," Trump said of the four congresswomen during remarks at the White House on Monday. "They hate our country."

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One thing about the RW and Trump. They keep it simple as soundbites need to be. No grays, always black and white. You can't improve on America, you can only love it or hate it. If you dare criticize it you can LEAVE.

One of my all time fav quotes is this from Al Franken:


We love America just as much as they do. But in a different way. You see, they love America like a 4-year-old loves his mommy. Liberals love America like grown-ups. To a 4-year-old, everything Mommy does is wonderful and anyone who criticizes Mommy is bad. Grown-up love means actually understanding what you love, taking the good with the bad and helping your loved one grow.”

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mudhouse

Regarding the “came from countries” issue (since only Omar is the only one of the four that’s a first generation immigrant): Ocasio-Cortez's mother was born in Puerto Rico (yes I know Puerto Rico is a US territory.) Tlaib's parents are Palestinian, and her father grew up in Nicaragua as a teenager before immigrating to the US. Three of the four have familial or personal experience with immigration. In the next sentence, he said “places” instead of “countries.”

Trump wasn’t accurate in his wording. (Have you met Trump? "Kidneys have a special place in the heart?")

He was correct in this regard: none of the other countries in the family background of the three women have a comparable record to the US, in terms of stability, success, and opportunities for their citizens.

But he’s racist, because he said "go back to where you came from." Except he didn't.

"So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly......

....and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how....

....it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!"

Trump said "why don't they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done..."

Everybody leaves off the above sentence.

Is telling someone to leave, fix problems, and come back and show you how they did it racist? No, it’s blunt New Yorker in-your-face talk: "Okay, you think you're so smart? Then why don't you go fix the problems where your families came from, then come back and show us how it’s done.”

Where are the racist or sexist words?

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arthurm2015(Micro-Climate, Zone 10b Sydney, Australia)

This stuff is hardwired and is part of part of Class Systems Everywhere.

Family friend arrived in Australia aged 6 from Vietnam. Has a University degree, and is currently working in the UK, is constantly told that she speaks very good English.

In Australia she is Asian, in the UK she is an Oriental.

The British love to pin you down and get annoyed when they cannot. Wife and Daughter were also told that they spoke very good English and they are """White""".

The world will be better when we get rid of the concept of race.



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Kitchenwitch111

The Trumpers do not see racism, so why bother trying to explain it.

The President told 4 duly-elected American Members of Congress TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY as if they do not belong here.

And let's not lose sight that the "Squad" testified to Congress on Friday about the inhumane conditions at the border, and this is how Trump responded.

THIS is the story we are not talking enough about.

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bleusblue2

Trump said "why don't they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done..."

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twist and turn to try to make HIM sound intelligent and rational. Why should SOME AMERICANS go to other countries and fix them and oh - yes -- come back and help us later. How very kind. So the words were not exactly "go back where you came from" -- phew -- you feel relieved and justified. I know this and so does everybody who heard it: the meaning was "GO BACK WHERE YOU CAME FROM."

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Carro

Oh the hysterics! If they're so smart, they should go back, fix the problems and come back and enlighten us.

But raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacist!

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bleusblue2

Trump said "why don't they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done..."

Everybody leaves off the above sentence.

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oh my lord -- he would like them to come back after they finish their assignment fixing other countries. You complain that "Everybody leaves off that sentence", that generous invitation for the peons, the semi-Americans. They can return. How arrogant he is. How arrogant!

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numbersjunkie

We all know how the hard core Trump supporters feel. But his divisive, racist language is alienating everyone else. Political suicide.

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mudhouse

bleusblue2: oh my lord -- he would like them to come back after they finish their assignment fixing other countries. You complain that "Everybody leaves off that sentence", that generous invitation for the peons, the semi-Americans. They can return. How arrogant he is. How arrogant!

No, I'm not complaining. I'm saying that people are leaving out that sentence for a reason, because including it changes the meaning of the tweet.

Trump is an incumbent. He's challenging a political opponent who is critical of the way he's doing his job. None of this is unusual, except Trump doesn't pull any punches, regardless of who the opponent is.

Some people have commented it was racist because he was referring to women of color.

Are there things I can say to a white person, without being accused of racism, but not to a person of color?

If I say, “you don’t have the experience to do this job” to a woman of color, is that automatically racist? Why?

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bleusblue2

No, I'm not complaining. I'm saying that people are leaving out that sentence for a reason, because including it changes the meaning of the tweet.

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nobody but you and the hard core believe that the sentence changes the "meaning" -- the meaning is GET OUT. the fact that he INVITES them to come back ha ha ha and phooey.

You are introducing a lot of words and sentences that divert from the subject. "Experience"? What does he know about experience? Politics, building relations? The issue of "racism' is miserably diverting everybody from his order: GET OUT -- that is the evil. I have heard enough to know that he is racist but I am not arguing that point. He said to elected representatives that they should GET OUT. That is the gist of most of my comments lately. It's disgusting. Blah blah blah "Are there things you can say to a white person...." maybe maybe not. I'm talking about what was said, not what MIGHT be said. You are diverting.

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pandora(Z5 OH)

It will all backfire on the Democrats. Our Constitution is clear about the role of Congress.

The general public is waking up to politicians who waste taxpayer dollars with word smithing tactics. We want good measureable results of improving our economy, jobs, etc.

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dublinbay z6 (KS)

'If I say, “you don’t have the experience to do this job” to a woman of color, is that automatically racist? '

No, of course not. Why in the world would you think it was?

But what might be racist is your evaluation of whether her experience is as impressive as, or more impressive or less impressive than that of the white woman applying for the same job.

There have been many studies that show that people have a tendency to see what they expect to see. Thus, if they believe people of color don't quite measure up to white people, then they will be more likely to "see" that deficiency even if there isn't really any significant difference in the credentials of the white person and the person of color.

My favorite example is a study on bias in evaluating/grading essays. The evaluators being evaluated were given two files divided by gender. The file marked "male essays" contained only essays written by males, and the file marked "female essays" included only essays by females. The evaluations contained a number of gender stereotypes, with many male essays praised for their "creative thinking" and described as "well argued" and even "inspirational." The female essays were more likely to be perceived as being "neatly written" or "somewhat pedestrian."

However, this study involved more. Next the same female-written essays were inserted into the folder marked "male essays" and the same male-written ones in the folder marked "female essays."

What did they find? When the female-authored essays were thought to be written by males, the evaluators tended to believe that they exhibited "creative thinking" and were "well argued" and even "inspirational." However, the male-authored essays from the file for "female essays" had remarkably lost those traits and tended now to exhibit "neatness" but "somewhat pedestrian" thinking.

It's called unconscious bias. The evaluators were not aware of this tendency in their evaluations until it was pointed out to them after the study was over.

Variations on this test have been done in many different fields, always with similar results.

So yes, your evaluation of the experience of a woman of color could be an example of racial bias if you hold conscious or unconscious assumptions about the likelihood of woman of color experience being somewhat inferior to a white woman's experience.

Kate

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bob_cville

I rate that post as: "well argued" and even "inspirational."

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mudhouse

mudhouse: 'If I say, “you don’t have the experience to do this job” to a woman of color, is that automatically racist? '

Kate: No, of course not. Why in the world would you think it was?

Because I'm honestly trying to understand some of the comments I've read here at HT, mentioning prominently that the problem with Trump's tweets is they were describing women of color. I'm trying to understand why the tweets clearly are seen as racist by some, but not by others (including me.)

And also because I saw an article yesterday about this Rasmussen poll. They asked this question: Is it racist for a white politician to criticize the political views of a politician of color?

32% of the Democrats in the survey said, yes, and that surprised me, a lot. It would never occur to me to have the question of racism automatically determined by the color of someone's skin. Only 16% of GOP or unaffiliated voters answered yes.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/july_2019/trump_a_racist_32_of_democrats_say_any_white_criticism_of_politicians_of_color_is_racist

That's why I asked the question. Here's another article about the same poll, with a little more information:

Thirty-two percent (32%) of Democrats, however, say it’s racist for any white politician to criticize the political views of a politician of color. That’s a view shared by just 16% of both GOP and unaffiliated voters.

Among all voters, 22% think it’s racist if a white politician criticizes the political views of a politician of color. Sixty-eight percent (68%) disagree, while 10% are undecided.

https://pjmedia.com/trending/a-third-of-dems-believe-any-white-politician-who-criticizes-a-politician-of-color-is-racist/

Anyway, that was an eye opener, to me, and I wondered if some members here were using the same reasoning when they read Trump's tweets.

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chase_gw

There is only one word to describe an American citizen who would tell another American citizen to go back where they came from especially when they are people of colour........but not limited to that.

It has zero to do with policy, political opinions, or any other pretzel twist one may want to give it. It's not about saying if you don't like it here leave...that is entirely different than saying "go back where you came from. " I think many Trump supporters know that ......sadly I also believe most of them agree.

Go back where you came from is hateful and racists......period full stop.

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dublinbay z6 (KS)

It partly depends on how the poll questions were phrased what results you will get.

The Rasmussen polls, for instance, (not one of my favorite polls since they are known to lean Republican) says that "Thirty-two percent (32%) of Democrats, however, say it’s racist for any white politician to criticize the political views of a politician of color. " If that is the entire question, it is open to misinterpretation by the people being polled since it gives no reason for why a white politician might criticize the political views of a politician of color.

Someone might limit themselves to the words actually supplied and therefore decide that the white politician is criticizing the other politician because he/she is a person of color (no other choice is supplied, after all). If that is the intent of the question, then one might well conclude that 32% agreement is a low number--that a majority of the poll-takers should view it as racist.

I would object to that question on the grounds that it doesn't supply enough information to allow the poll-taker to make a defensible (logical) choice about (conscious or unconscious) motivation.

Kate


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mudhouse

If it helps, I posted the exact question above, from the Rasmussen site itself (there's always a link to see the exact questions, since your point is exactly right; phrasing affects results.)

Is it racist for a white politician to criticize the political views of a politician of color?

I don't generally like leaning on surveys or polls because I hate arguing about numbers. Sites vary, polls vary, everybody has a bias one way or another. I was just answering your question about why I asked the question I did, above.

I believe it's a factor in how we all perceive these particular tweets. Some people think one politician's criticism of another politician of color is racist, in itself. I find that remarkable.

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That question is worlds different from what is actually happening.

Is it racist for a white politician to criticize the political views of a politician of color?

Is very different from "go back to where you came from".

If Trump had simply said they were wrong - the tenor would be very different. Words matter.

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Chi

It's not just about skin color. Racism can be about ethnicity too. Whether you call it racism or discrimination or whatever term, it doesn't matter.

"Go back where you came from" is a well-known discriminatory trope in the US. It spans all skin colors, all ethnicities, and it's basically saying the target isn't American enough to live here.

Considering we are a nation of immigrants, using this phrase is meant to hurt and shame someone. There is literally nothing positive that can be interpretated from someone saying this.

And even if it wasn't about race, Trump is still attacking these Congress members for doing the job that their constituents elected them to do. By saying that these US citizens can go back where they came from, he's using his power to say that people who work against him are not welcome in the US.

I have no doubt at all that if Pelosi had told Melania is go back where she came from, the right would have thrown a fit.

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heri _ cles

Why didn't dt's father Fred serve in WWII? Was he sympathetic with those in his ancestral home - Nazi Germany?





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heri _ cles

dude was KKK so I wonder..

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