The angry whites

The Guardian explains the phenomenon of Donald Trump:

“He articulates the frustration and bewilderment of that section of uneducated, unskilled, low-paid white America, whose wages have stagnated and social mobility has stalled that is nostalgic for its local privileges and global status. In recent times, they have lost wars, jobs, houses and confidence.

So when he brands Mexicans “rapists”, Chinese “cheats” and all Muslims potential threats he gives free rein to their insecurities about an increasingly cosmopolitan and less predictable world they feel they have been excluded from.”

(See also: Case, Anne, and Angus Deaton. 2015. “Rising Morbidity and Mortality in Midlife Among White Non-Hispanic Americans in the 21St Century.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112:15078–15083.)

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