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Thu Aug 17, 2017, 09:31 PM

"We Just Feel Like We Don't Belong Here Anymore

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/08/we-just-feel-like-we-dont-belong-here-anymore/

Since Trump’s election, there has been ample coverage of white people—the rise of white nationalism, the white working class that makes up Trump’s core constituency, the 53 percent of white women who voted him into office. Much less has been written about the people of color who live and work amid the rising tide of white nationalism in rural red states.

It can be a lovely place to live, but in counties like Crockett, it’s hard to be anything other than white. So I decided to go back home and talk to the people I should have been talking to all along—people of color who live and work and go to school with white Trump supporters. They told me how it feels to live among neighbors who voted against their best interests and—worst case—their basic existence.

This is the piece Pierce wrote about today.

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sinkingfeeling Aug 2017 OP
benld74 Aug 2017 #1
Skittles Aug 2017 #2
Solly Mack Aug 2017 #3
SonofDonald Aug 2017 #4
iluvtennis Aug 2017 #5
raven mad Aug 2017 #6
Duppers Aug 2017 #7

Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 09:43 PM

1. MAGA my 60 yr old backside!!

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 10:10 PM

2. they belong here

it's white supremacist nazi cowards who don't belong

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 11:43 PM

3. K&R

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 12:22 AM

4. Read the article, this is horrible

Some of the interviews are eye opening like you wouldn't believe, like the older white lady telling her black employee to move in because "I'd end up owning you anyway".

There's lots more, I am horrified by what I just read, this is insane, I don't know what more to say.

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Response to SonofDonald (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 12:47 AM

5. I agree the article is very thought provoking that some ppl are still so "backwards" nt

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 03:12 AM

6. Saved to pass along.

This is just sad.

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Response to raven mad (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 05:31 PM

7. That's my feeling, just deep sadness. nt

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