Skip to comments.Trump and Stephen Miller capitalize on white America's fear its racial identity is losing value
Posted on 12/16/2019 10:39:17 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
At a recent rally, President Donald Trump got cheers from supporters as he positioned himself and his administration as an important line of defense in the supposed War on Thanksgiving, an evocative image of the threat posed by progressives to Americas cherished cultural traditions, as they wish to include a more inclusive narrative of the holidays history.
A clearer example of the racially divisive attitudes harbored and perhaps even enabled by this administration is represented by White House adviser, Stephen Miller. Miller was recently found to have written hundreds of emails demonstrating his support for white nationalist ideology.
Whether spinning wild conspiracy theories about Thanksgiving or pushing xenophobic policy proposals, Trump officials have done little to foster racial and socioeconomic solidarity. So why are such extremist views tolerated in America?
As a sociologist who studies race relations, I argue that feelings of racial identity threat are behind this tolerance. These feelings are not limited to white people but occur among both those in the cultural majority and those on the cultural margins as they work to hold onto and attain cultural citizenship.
Cultural citizenship is the achievement of full, unabridged membership in a social group.
Beyond politics, what might it look like in our daily lives to be racially expansive in our definition of cultural citizenship? We must model multiculturalism in every interaction, establishing connections and trust between neighbors, coworkers, teachers, students and friends.
Racial identity threat is at the heart of racial division in this country, as whites strive to hold on to a narrow definition of cultural citizenship and people of color strive to broaden it. If we can expand the notion of what fitting in means, maybe we can reduce the anxiety people of all races feel about having and holding onto their piece of the pie.
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Emily Walton, associate professor of sociology at Dartmouth College
"At my core, I am a race scholar. My work brings a racial lens and a broad methodological toolkit to bear on enduring questions in sociology's health and urban subfields. The increased immigration of people of color to the United States over the past half-century demands a rethinking of longstanding sociological theories and conventional wisdom regarding racial integration and immigrant assimilation. My research raises important questions about the consequences of this demographic transition, offers novel theoretical frameworks for addressing these questions, and provides new empirical evidence about racial disparities and inequality in the United States."
Im a racist! Because Democrats say so.
so she makes her living on racial divisiveness. Years ago we called these people bigots. But since she is associated with a college, we still call them bigots.
Just another indoctrinated POS of the “Soviet Union is a workers paradise!” type.
Facts don’t matter. Actual functional reality doesn’t matter.
Just the feelz and just the approved narrative of the day.
She is an enemy.
And she’s openly and aggressively indoctrinating kids into her enemy ideology and at least partially subsidized by our tax dollars to do it.
I wondered about the nitwit that authored this.
Poor gal. Stuck with a white woman’s name. How embarrassing for her. She should consider changing it.
Shebazz Mozambique? Chamidyia Peesluff?
Emily, you racis’ slut,
In other words, she advances a theory of uncontrolled mob rule and uncontrolled government power.
She doesn’t look like she is too interested in boys
Looks like the Fugly Asylum has lost one of its inmates.
“racial integration and immigrant assimilation”
Is that what it is? Silly me it looked like a bunch of foreigners coming here illegally?
White Americans are the only people I know who dont HAVE a racial identity.
Supposed War on Thanksgiving?
Annual boycott, name change, and hand wringing editorials against the notion of Americans giving thanks to God.
She should read more “outside the box”.
The halfwit library girl shows up to ask why can’t we all just get along
Stating the obvious, but oblivious to the fact that she just blew up the lies told to pass the 1965 immigration act:
“The increased immigration of people of color to the United States over the past half-century demands a rethinking of longstanding sociological theories and conventional wisdom regarding racial integration and immigrant assimilation”
In other words she wants us to assimilate to the foreigners and become them, rather then the other way around.
Odd. I recall Teddy telling us that it wouldn’t change anything.
By the way Emily, when do you plan to move Morningside Heights to put your “theories” to test?
From the Barnard website:
“Morningside Heights is one of New York Citys safest precincts, and NYC has become one of the safest cities in the United States”
Whatta laff. Go little lambs, the wolves await you.
Whatever this item s
Asserts, I cannot get through the headline. It is grammatically insipid.
A “race scholar” offers us the fruits of her dubious discipline. Look in the mirror, Emily - there’s the problem, right there.
No sweetie. The demonization of caucasians by academics like yourself is not causing fear.
It is causing anger at the injustice.
Aw give it a rest ya harpie!
Were trying to have a good time being american and yall race pimps gotta come and get all racist about...everything!
Funny vibes all...laying turds in a punch bowl etc.
Taking her factual assertions at face value, why should white people embrace the demographic change? If what she says is true, why is the response wrong? The racial makeup of the country isn’t simply changing, it is being changed. The project is a little over 50 years old, and will be complete in about 20.
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