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As he watched the news of the presidential election in the last week, Kory Duquette became increasingly agitated. Pundits were blaming a “whitelash” for Donald Trump’s win and called it a massive exercise of angry white ballot power. Civil rights groups said the president-elect’s victory has inspired dozens of attacks on blacks, Latinos and Muslims by people who shared Trump’s suspicions about immigrants. Commentators said that in his quest for a win, Trump pandered to America’s darkest racist impulses. Duquette, a 37-year-old Trump supporter from Alabama, was ready to fight back. “#Whiteshaming doesn’t work anymore! you label me? you wonder why Trump won?” Duquette, who is white, posted this week on Twitter. “Tired of being classified with untruths.”
One of the more widespread effects of the Nov. 8 election may be the emergence of a broad array of everyday Americans who insist they're not white nationalists but say the president-elect has made them more comfortable in their white skin. In an era of dueling “black lives matter” and “all lives matter” campaigns and regular debates over free speech and political correctness, Duquette, who says he has heard the phrase “white privilege” one too many times, said he now feels vindicated. “We were, I felt, backed into a corner and … told, ‘You white people had your day, it's our turn now,’” he said this week from his home in Arab, Ala. “I feel Trump broke that P.C. barrier, … made me feel comfortable again to speak out.”
originally posted by: pianopraze
Why don't we all just be "American" for a change.
Is that so hard?
why are you crying if you dont shut up I will give you something to cry about.
'There's nothing wrong with being white.' Trump's win brings 'white pride' out of the shadows
originally posted by: goou111
a reply to: JesusXst
White guy here. I feel no different about being white then I did on Nov 7th.
I just dont care what color our POTUS is, as long as it was not Hillary.
originally posted by: alldaylong
a reply to: JesusXst
I wonder what Native American " Red Skins " think about all this racist rubbish.
Would be very interesting to hear.
originally posted by: Tman2135
a reply to: Irishhaf
Thing is, people lose their jobs not to mention reputations by making such comments, outside of work no less! As a 31 year old professional I have to constantly remind myself that what I want to say might not go over so well amongst colleagues and supervisors.
"Conservative" is not a protected class.