Is Trump a racist? Let’s examine how we define ‘racism.’

Do you think Trump is a racist

  • Yes.

    Votes: 2 40.0%
  • No.

    Votes: 3 60.0%
  • Unsure.

    Votes: 1 20.0%
  • He's not racist he just plays one on TV and Twitter.

    Votes: 1 20.0%
  • I like the definition provided of racism.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I don't agree with the definition provided of racism.

    Votes: 1 20.0%
  • Other.

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    5

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Here’s the question: Is Donald Trump a racist? Behind that question lies a still more important one: How should we define the term racism?

There are at least two main ways of defining this word. The most popular definition of racism is racial prejudice. By this definition, racism is a personal, moral failure.

Many social scientists study racism this way. Concepts like “old-fashioned racism” (thinking African Americans are inherently inferior to whites) or “racial resentment” (thinking that African Americans are culturally inferior to whites) think of racism as rooted in the individual.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/03/07/is-trump-racist-lets-examine-how-we-define-racism/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.753b8863f9d9

Wow a discussion about racism that actually examines what racism is. What a concept.
 
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Trump doesn't like many other humans, outside of dictators. Not sure a bona fide human hater can be a racist, but if that's logically possible, Trump achieves it.
 
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Trump doesn't like many other humans, outside of dictators. Not sure a bona fide human hater can be a racist, but if that's logically possible, Trump achieves it.
Likability is not a requirement for being president.

Hillary was very much hated, as well.

What's important is how they govern.
 
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