By Jon Dougherty
By now supporters of the president have grown very weary of hearing him called a “racist” and a “bigot” by perpetually angry Leftists who can’t come up with coherent arguments against his policies, so name-calling is all they have.
Naturally, the propaganda-disposed “Mainstream” media has enabled and propagated the narrative that Americans elected a white supremacist to our highest office.
But a pair of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania beg to differ. They have just produced a new study showing that racism under POTUS Donald Trump hasÂ fallen, and in a statistically significant way.
Daniel J. Hopkins and Samantha Washington, have been studying racial attitudes of randomly selected Americans since 2008,Â I Love My Freedom reported.
Prior to beginning their study, they both admitted they expected to see a spike in racist attitudes and incidents with the election of Trump.
Not so much, according toÂ The Spectator:
Americans, claim Hopkins and Washington, have actually become less inclined to express racist opinions since Donald Trump was elected. Anti-black prejudice, they found, declined by a statistically-insignificant degree between 2012 and 2016, when Trump was elected. But then after 2016 it took a sharp dive that was statistically significant. Moreover, contrary to their expectations, the fall was as evident among Republican voters as it was among Democrats. There was also a general fall in anti-Hispanic prejudice, too, although this was more evident among Democrat voters.
Breitbart News added:
As you can guess by their preconceived notions about which way the study would go and the absurd belief there has been a â€œnormalization of prejudiceâ€ under Trump, the two sociologists conducting the study are not running around in Make America Great Again hats. But the obvious difference between racial attitudes under Trump and under Obama is that Trump is nowhere near as racially divisive as Barry was.
The only way the media have been able to smear Trump as a racist is through lies and deliberate misquotes. TheÂ Charlottesville HoaxÂ is a perfect example, as is Jake Tapperâ€™sÂ serial lieÂ about Trump mocking a reporterâ€™s disability, as is Jim Acostaâ€™s latestÂ lieÂ about Trump smearing all migrantsâ€¦
The fact is, under Obama, racial tension was constant, and always boiling. The divider-in-chief used every incident involving a black man to allege a) America is still as racist as ever; and b) American police officers areÂ really racist because look at how many black men they shoot!
But POTUS Trump, however, has continually offered a message of unity and hope and has spoken out against racism. He has signed prison reform legislation that backers believe will help minorities more than other Americans. He has signed pardons for minorities wrongly imprisoned.
Economically, Trump has done more for American minorities than his predecessor ever hoped to accomplish. Unemployment rates for blacks and Hispanics are at historic lows, and there is no way Obama can even hope to take credit for that.
Breitbart noted further:
Under Trump, racial tensions (outside of the lies screamed in the news media) have settled down considerably.
Over the last two years, not only have blacks and Hispanics watched their economic conditions improve in ways Obama never seemed to care about, unlike any Republican over the last 30 years, Trump is actively reaching out and asking for the black vote. He is also willing to earn that vote through his economic policies, criminal justice reform (which Obama talk-talk-talked about for years, while Trump signed it into law), and immigration policies that restrict the illegal and cheap labor that disproportionately hurts working-class incomes and, by extension, black and Hispanic Americans.
The president’s polling numbers among minorities, which have historically overwhelmingly skewed for Democrats (why, we don’t know), are also going up, signaling even more support for his policies.
The numbers don’t lie but the Democrats and the media sure do — POTUS Trump is no racist.
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