For All Points-Of-The-View.
The Klu Klux Klan grabs a lot of headlines, but they are not to be feared. After all they are basically a powerless group of poor, un-educated white guys most of whom have no health insurance and struggle with minimum wage or other low paying jobs. They are overtly racist which is stupid and only generates hostility against them. Besides, they are relatively few in number.
On the other hand, the covert racists are abundant. Many are well educated, rich and powerful. They admit their racism only among trusted friends and cohorts. Now, these are the white racists to be feared. There might be a few racist Democrats, but generally they are Republicans. Although they might not be “birthers”, they hate Obama. They
Now President Trump has come out of the closet and joined the ranks of overt white racists to the dismay of his covert Republican cohorts. Birds of a feather flock together so Trump’s flock of Vice President Pence, Attorney General Sessions and other cabinet members and advisers, has pretty much had their white racist cover blown. Some Republican big-wigs have disavowed Trump’s white racism, but after years of relentless obstruction of virtually everything Obama did, I am skeptical. Especially since they have all been beneficiaries of carefully crafted white backlash.
Some people might not have known that they elected a white racist president. Now they know. Does it make any difference?