As a major supporter of that Muslim Kenyan Obama (nice joke there, Mateo), I agree there’s an undercurrent of “otherness” the white majority desires to make themselves feel good — or any majority in any country (I’ve been to Nigeria, Morocco, Cameroon and Senegal to see this firsthand; if not fueled by race, it will by religion, language or culture). The question is: How much is that hatred of an underclass a factor in any criticism or “privilege” in the majority? Depending on one’s ideological glasses, I would answer (for the far-left liberal) “a whole lot!” or (for the Trump conservative) “none at all!” I surmise the answer is more in a the middle.

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Writer. Researcher. Designer. Human seeking better outcomes. Also searching for relevant facts and logical arguments above expedient or politial narratives.