38% of Trump Supporters Wish Slavery is Back

It is really astonishing to see what is happening in America. In spite of his racist rants against different minority groups, his empty slogan to make America great again and his recent baffle refusing to disavow the endorsement of a KKK group, Donald Trump is leading on his way to win the Republican nomination. This says a lot about the Republican party,  its supports and what they stand for.

A recent poll showed that 38% of Trump supporters actually wish slavery is back. Everything we hear about Trump’s supporters is terrifying. Here is what the poll says:

“-70% think the Confederate flag should still be flying over the State Capital, to only 20% who agree with it being taken down. In fact 38% of Trump voters say they wish the South had won the Civil War to only 24% glad the North won and 38% who aren’t sure. Overall just 36% of Republican primary voters in the state are glad the North emerged victorious to 30% for the South, but Trump’s the only one whose supporters actually wish the South had won.”

“-By an 80/9 spread, Trump voters support his proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States. In fact 31% would support a ban on homosexuals entering the United States as well, something no more than 17% of anyone else’s voters think is a good idea. There’s also 62/23 support among Trump voters for creating a national database of Muslims and 40/36 support for shutting down all the mosques in the United States, something no one else’s voters back. Only 44% of Trump voters think the practice of Islam should even be legal at all in the United States, to 33% who think it should be illegal. To put all the views toward Muslims in context though, 32% of Trump voters continue to believe the policy of Japanese internment during World War II was a good one, compared to only 33% who oppose it and 35% who have no opinion one way or another”

What does all these say about the Republican base? As most of his supporters points out the very reason they support Trump is that he doesn’t care about political correctness and ‘he says it as it is’. The ‘It’ here stands for making America great again, but not for everyone, but only for straight white Christians.

CNN here reports that today about 30 black students were kicked out Trump’s rally even though they weren’t protesting or causing any disturbance. The clearly disturbed student is crying when she told the reporter “I think we got kicked out because we are a group of black people.”

 

Image source: By Michael Vadon (Own work)

Yohana Otite

Yohana Otite is the co-founder of BornBlack and writers on issues that revolve around the intersection of race, gender and class. Yohana also manages the Hamilton DiverseCity onBoard program at Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion.

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