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Donald Trump has unleashed a white crime
wave
JAMELLE BOUIE, SLATE
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People walk past a makeshift memorial for two men who were killed on a commuter train while trying
to stop another man from harassing two young women who appeared to be Muslim, in Portland,
Oregon, May 29, 2017.

REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Last week, in Portland, Oregon, a man with a history of white supremacist rhetoric allegedly killed two men and
injured one other who had tried to stop his harassment of two young women—one black, the other wearing a
hijab.

A week earlier, in College Park, Maryland, another young man—active in white supremacist Facebook groups—
killed a black college student after confronting him on the street, according to police. In March, a white
supremacist reportedly traveled from Baltimore to New York City with the express purpose of killing a black man,
which he did, before turning himself into police. Earlier that month , a Sikh man was shot and injured in front of
his house in a Seattle suburb.

His alleged attacker reportedly shouted "go back to your country." Days earlier, in Kansas, authorities described
how a man walked into a bar and shot three men , including two immigrants from India, after shouting "get out
of my country" and yelling racial slurs. One of the Indian men, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, died of his wounds. More
recently, a California man was alleged to have stabbed a black man with a machete after yelling racial slurs—he’s
facing charges—and a Native American man was run down and killed by an assailant who allegedly shouted racial
slurs.

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from more aggressive recruiting online. turning out at higher numbers than either 2008 or 2012. and very American. Law enforcement officials in cities such as New York have seen a surge in reported hate crimes.businessinsider. and the Southern Poverty Law Center reports an increase in the number of hate groups. offering interested white voters a chance to express and vote their resentments against Hispanic immigrants. Reuters/Darren Hauck Nationally.. 3. Wisconsin. These events are not isolated.. Donald Trump ran for president on a platform of ethno-nationalism. For as much as the current period feels new. His campaign brought explicitly racist groups. Millions of white Americans stomped the floor for Trump’s promise to end "political correctness" and restore prosperity through tough action against foreign others. A recent working paper suggests that when people view Trump’s popularity as going up. The rise of racist reaction in politics almost always brings a similar rise of racist violence in civil society. it "increases their willingness to publicly express xenophobic views. we are living through an old. Steve King." 2 από 7 04/06/2017. This rhetoric has a real impact. individuals. from Steve Bannon—who rode the success of his hate-fueled site Breitbart to a position as a top adviser in the Trump White House—to formerly fringe figures like Iowa Rep. they—and the larger forces they represent—aren’t novel. All of this takes place against a backdrop of political intolerance. At the same time. who routinely traffics in white nationalist rhetoric.Business Insider http://www. fanned by the presidential election and embodied by the sitting president. Muslim Americans. Members of a white supremacy group give the fascist salute during a gathering in West Allis. to active organizing and intimidation on college campuses. Sept. They represent a growing tide of intolerance in the United States. 2011.com/donald-trump-and-white-crime-2017-6?. white supremacist and white nationalist activity is on the rise. 16:54 .Donald Trump has unleashed a white crime wave . cycle of behavior. and institutions into the mainstream. and groups like Black Lives Matter.

1921.. a modern-day P. Destruction. the ascendance of political racism—the use of explicit prejudice to energize voters and win elections.Business Insider http://www. The attack began on May 31. following an accident. He is a novel figure in the annals of presidential politics. the larger dynamic at work is unfortunately too familiar. As Tim Madigan details in The Burning: Massacre. add the return of "scientific racism" to public view and the recent controversies over Confederate memorials and Confederate remembrance. and the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921. But while we live in somewhat unfamiliar times. this week marks the 96th anniversary of the massacre in Tulsa.com/donald-trump-and-white-crime-2017-6?. 16:54 . Throughout American history. In our case. racist rhetoric with a campaign of terror against black Republican voters and their white allies. President Donald Trump. the heated demagoguery of segregationists was fuel for the violent responses that marked the crusade for black rights..Donald Trump has unleashed a white crime wave . The "white supremacy" campaign that struck North Carolina in the state’s 1898 elections combined heated. including racism. Oklahoma. Likewise. during the heyday of the civil rights movement. often as a backlash to the social and economic advancement of black Americans and other nonwhite groups—has brought corresponding waves of racial violence. Win McNamee/Getty Images The centrality to all this of Trump—a reality television star turned public conspiracy theorist turned president of the United States—makes it unusual. Barnum representing an extremely ideological and uniquely politically dominant Republican Party. the election of Trump may have weakened norms against the expression of various bigotries. It’s a straightforward idea: High electoral support for a candidate who espouses prejudiced views may shape how individuals perceive the social desirability of those views. one of the worst anti-black pogroms in American history. To all of this. 19-year-old Dick 3 από 7 04/06/2017. To that point.T. which have galvanized a broad stripe of racial reactionaries. as far as American history goes.businessinsider.

(There’s evidence that they knew each other and may have even been romantically involved. Reuters/Cheryl Gerber A clerk in the building heard her scream and saw Rowland fleeing the building. leaving 10 whites and two blacks dead or dying. By the morning of June 1. even attempting to raid the local National Guard armory.G. and the best estimates suggest a death toll of at least 100.Donald Trump has unleashed a white crime wave . Gunfights continued throughout the night and into the next day. determined to support the sheriff and defend Rowland. May 17. where local whites were gathering.T. reaching Greenwood. Louisiana. whites were using biplanes to drop incendiary bombs over the neighborhood. a black shoeshiner. burning it and its wealth to the ground. This may have all dissipated if not for coverage from the Tulsa Tribune. this group of whites gathered their own guns. had stubbed the toe of 17-year-old white elevator operator Sarah Page. Seeing armed blacks.businessinsider. Beauregard at the entrance to City Park in New Orleans... as armed whites attacked bystanders and set fire to homes. The Tribune broke the story of the elevator incident with the headline "Nab Negro for Attacking Girl in an Elevator." with a corresponding editorial titled "To Lynch Negro Tonight." From here. Thinking she had been assaulted—then a common euphemism for rape—the clerk called the police. The mob destroyed Greenwood. Rowland. 4 από 7 04/06/2017. Thousands of families fled. a gunshot went off. Rowland was arrested and taken to the Tulsa County Courthouse. blacks in the prosperous Greenwood neighborhood—including veterans of World War I—armed themselves and went to the courthouse. 16:54 .Business Insider http://www.com/donald-trump-and-white-crime-2017-6?. a white-owned newspaper known for virulent racism. After speaking with Page. authorities concluded that this was a minor incident. What followed was a shootout between both groups. Fearing a lynching. events snowballed. 2017. and Page herself declined to press charges.) A construction crew works to remove a monument of Confederate General P. As tensions built between the thousands of armed whites and the smaller group of armed blacks.

They believed that their service entitled them to the fruits of American democracy. But the truth of that threatened racial hierarchies and white dominance. Placards lay on the floor during an anti-racism protest against Donald Trump outside of the US Embassy in London. with its starkly racist imagery and celebration of anti-black vigilantism.. The racist anger of the white citizens of Tulsa. and they returned home with a new sense of dignity and worth. and racism in the United States. including influential lawmakers in states and localities across the country. Woodrow Wilson.businessinsider. anti-Semitism. Leading figures like Henry Ford stoked hatred of Jews through the Dearborn Independent. as white anxiety mixed with racist ideology to produce a wave of racial repression. and equal opportunities. had just left office. Adding fuel to this fire were the winds of backlash. Groups like the Ku Klux Klan claimed millions of members. Tens of thousands of black Americans had served in World War I..Business Insider http://www. who embraced the "Anglo-Saxon" chauvinism that consumed American intellectual life at the time. And countless Americans were still flocking to theaters to catch Birth of a Nation. He was succeeded by Warren Harding. 5 από 7 04/06/2017. it matters because of its context. They were entitled to that. their zeal for vigilante violence. of course. was part of a larger mood of nativism. equal participation. to equal rights. who resegregated the federal government and turned a blind eye to lynching. 16:54 . Thomson Reuters This history doesn’t just matter as an event in its own right.com/donald-trump-and-white-crime-2017-6?. What followed the end of the war was a nationwide storm of violence against black communities.Donald Trump has unleashed a white crime wave . a weekly newspaper with a circulation in the hundreds of thousands.

Business Insider http://www. Embedded in racism is an eliminationist impulse that grows out of the explicit call for exclusion. Today. Copyright 2017. racially exclusionary terms. creating an atmosphere of hostility and violence that wasn’t otherwise inevitable. feeding on hate and intolerance in the public sphere.. under the right conditions. The lynching epidemic exploded with the end of Reconstruction and the reconciliation of Northern and Southern whites under the banner of white supremacy. This is why we tolerate the public expression of racism at our own peril. the rising pace of hate crimes is tied to a political style that has harnessed and weaponized white resentment by way of an ethno-nationalist movement that sees America in narrow. in politics. 16:54 . Each reinforced the other. We can already count the victims. Follow Slate on Twitter. Read the original article on Slate. we have unleashed one of our deadliest legacies.businessinsider. so we are now also living in those conditions.. and in public life. the call to remove "others" can become a drive to destroy them. We are living in an age of political racism and mainstreamed hate. it creeps up from fertile ground. This is why social and political sanctions against racism have historically been so important. 6 από 7 04/06/2017. REUTERS/Scott Morgan Key to all of this is the interplay between racism in culture.Donald Trump has unleashed a white crime wave . even as it had its antecedents. and the killings and assassinations of the civil rights era were inseparable from the segregationist fire-eaters that governed states like Mississippi and Alabama. racist violence isn’t spontaneous. where white supremacists act and organize in the open. pogroms in towns like Tulsa occurred in an atmosphere of unimaginably virulent racism. Through our political choices. In the right environment. This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Business Insider.com/donald-trump-and-white-crime-2017-6?. Put differently. A protester holding a sign against racism and hatred is removed from Donald Trump's Iowa rally.

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