OK, so. What precisely are the frustrations of millions of people that Trump understands so well?
Here’s a roundup of scholars on the issue showing that it's all about race.
A “crisis of legitimacy” happens when people don’t think the government governs on their behalf.
Article here: asanet.org/sites/default/…
From @jasonintrator👇 those on the far right end of the political spectrum (lets call them right wing authoritarians or RWAs) believe nature favors a hierarchy.
So my first thought is: "What the heck? So liberals are at fault? What are we supposed to do, coddle them?"
Well, maybe. Stick with me here.
From the early 20th century until about 1955 (Brown v Board) the two parties were relatively civil to each other. Both abided by democratic norms.
Why all the harmony?
Then came the 50s & 60s.
The electorate expanded, diversity grew, the RWAs grew fearful, and the conditions ripened for a demagogue. Trump had a few warmup acts.
The liberals were trying to create more diversity, thus working hard to create the very conditions that upset the RWAs.
Otherwise, there will always be another Trump around the corner.
Me = legal doc reading nerd)
I went through the same thought process.
Maybe: Someone has to be the adult in the room?
Maybe there's something to this logic: diversity means accepting differences, including these.
Remember, folks: I'm just reporting what scholars say😉