It was Andrew Breitbart who attempted to define “race baiting” as pointing out obvious racism in America. That’s the operating strategy of Breitbart online. A few weeks ago Donald Trump decided to select Steve Bannon, who runs Breitbart, as his campaign CEO. Until the Republican Party breaks from their white supremacist wing they will continue to lose national elections. One would think that Republicans would speak out loudly against racism and anti-semitism.
After watching a Black woman get pushed around at a Trump rally. After hearing the Republican nominee say Mexican immigrants are murders and rapists. After listening to the Republican nominee say he wants to ban all members of a single faith from America. After Trump stated on national television that a judge had a legal “conflict” because he was “proud” of his Mexican ancestry. After that same nominee hires someone who runs a website that has repeatedly stereotyped minorities to run his presidential campaign, Black voters are actually supposed to believe that the political party connected to all of this is viable to consider on election day.
The true patronizing insult is the assumption that Black voters in the U.S. can’t figure out what’s going on. Election Day for Trump is likely to provide a hard lesson.