The NY Times advances another theory on why Donald Trump was able to cash in on the non-college educated white vote….
It’s something we have been saying around here for a while….
The vote was NOT just the economy….
America IS turning browner….(And differnt religions are expanding )
Immigrants and birth’s of non-white Americans are pushing America away from the white tango-saxon place it was in the middle 1900’s the Times reports from a study by National Academy of Sciences ….
No amount of immigration raids are gonna stop this…
As the white population grows older and is replaced by younger Americans this is the dirrection of this country….
The NY Times piece points to the fear on some on this ……
That fear may have been their overrighting thought when turned up to vote….
Donald Trump, and the national media, are still playing to that fear by keeping the ‘Wall’ and ICE raids in the news….
A study published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences questions that explanation, the latest to suggest that Trump voters weren’t driven by anger over the past, but rather fear of what may come. White, Christian and male voters, the study suggests, turned to Mr. Trump because they felt their status was at risk.
“It’s much more of a symbolic threat that people feel,’’ said Diana C. Mutz, the author of the study and a political science and communications professor at the University of Pennsylvania, where she directs the Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics. “It’s not a threat to their own economic well-being; it’s a threat to their group’s dominance in our country over all.”
The study is not the first to cast doubt on the prevailing economic anxiety theory. Last year, a Public Religion Research Institute survey of more than 3,000 people also found that Mr. Trump’s appeal could better be explained by a fear of cultural displacement…..