- Politics and Social Issues
Did Racism increase with Trump or did people just show their true selves?
Racism did not increase.
This could be seen as a very sensitive subject since to some people, racism has affected their lives permanently and others don't experience it but see others go though it. You see in the year of what I call the Trump Bump, many people have "bumped" up their levels of racist views. People that before would respect minorities and keep their opinions to themselves are now showing their true colors. Many people seem to misunderstand me so I will make one thing clear, I am not saying every Trump follower is racist, but stats have proven that most of them are and most of them also have no political understanding whatsoever. Trump hasn't made more people or convinced them to be racist, but he's made people that were quiet about the racist opinions they have speak out more. Thus the increase in threats and attacks. Now there are many more reasons to why racist threats and attacks have increased but I am focusing mainly on Trump and his effect. Let me know what you think on what Trump has done!