Look at the beginning of this thread, the only reason Trump has a black man behind him is because he is paying him so he doesn't look like a racist, if the black man wasn't behind him it would be because he is a racist.
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No. Trump is racist (or at least if he isn't he is doing a good job PRETENDING to be to get Republicans to support him).
He has a token black guy behind him at pretty much every rally. Probably because he hopes it makes him look like he isn't racist (because Republicans think that black people can't be racist, so if black people support you it means YOU aren't racist). Doesn't change the fact that Trump is racist, though.
And, btw, this guy is apparently (from a post above) a friend of Hannity and is at just about every Trump rally though they happen across the country. Do you REALLY think he is paying his own way?
And you claim that if the token black guy were not behind Trump it would prove Trump was racist. No, Trump is racist regardless (being racist depends on your words and actions, not upon your who your supporters are). Though it would change the optics a little because Trump wouldn't be able to say "I'm not racist. Look, A black guy supports me".
This is another thing that you can use to tell if someone is a racist. If you say "I know a black guy" (or "A black guy supports me") or "I voted for a black president" to prove that you aren't racist, then you probably are racist. Thinking that is actually legitimate "proof" that you are not racist shows how little you understand about racism. But, that has been on blaring display this week. Most Republicans don't THINK they are racist, they just are. And the reason they don't think they are racist is because of those reasons I just mentioned.
But, the fact that you can't see blatant racism right in front of you, that you think it is acceptable and normal and probably funny, is a symptom of racism. It was only BECAUSE of their race that Trump said these women should "go back" to their country, even though THREE of the four are born on American soil (their country is the USA). Targeting someone because of their race, and implying they don't belong here (that they are not GOOD ENOUGH to be here, that they are INFERIOR because of their race) is racism.
I truly believe that the Republicans on this board are not lying when they say they don't think what Trump tweeted was racist. TRUMP probably STILL does not think it is racist. But it is. And if you do not see it, then you are in the same boat as the racist SOB who Republicans made our president (Trump).
And, the biggest concern that comes out of this (from a society perspective) is... if YOU cannot tell when something is racist, how will you prevent yourself from saying racist things even if you want to (because you actually might want to not be racist)?
My answer is education. A vast majority of Republicans have no idea what racism is, and cannot recognize it if they see it (as evidenced by this week). So, I will continue to point out how this tweet was racist (and other incidents of racism that occur). But, it probably will do very little good. This is so politicized that Republicans will refuse to learn anything from this incident, even if they wanted to, just to spite liberals. Really, my only hope is that if some independents, who are not so invested in defending Trump, stumble by then (if they have the same issues with Racism as Republicans) they possibly could learn something and eventually change their behavior for the better.