#WhitesAgainstTrump white people are used to “white” being the absence of race as opposed to the preeminent race of this country (for now)

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    Jan 05, 2016 8:46 PM GMT

    Black Comedian’s #WhitesAgainstTrump Hashtag Trends Big Around GOP Debate: ‘White People, Come Get Your Boy’

    “Donald Trump isn’t a Republican issue or a rich people issue or a human issue. Donald Trump is a white people issue,” Bell wrote a week ago. “… It is time, white people, for you to finally step up and recognize that you … have a responsibility to your race. It is up to you to silence Donald Trump. Don’t just insult him and make fun of him. You have to connect it to your race, recognize that he is embarrassing you as a white person. Simple snark won’t win here. You have to feel it. …

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    Jan 13, 2016 4:26 PM GMT
    “Whites against Trump”

    ...white people in this country never feel any need or any pressure to denounce/regulate/distance themselves from other white people when those white people act out of pocket...

    ...All this is because whiteness is invisible. To white people, anyway. The idea of checking Donald Trump just because he’s white makes as much sense to us as the idea of chastising an elephant for taking a dump...

    ...For some white people, the psychic trauma of knowing you’re part of a system of oppression and unearned privilege is too much to deal with, so they push it away. For others, the hole at the center of whiteness is embarrassing or confusing or infuriating...

    ...denouncing Trump from a position of whiteness, declaring that he disgusts you as a white person and does not speak for you as a white person does something different, something kind of cool. It’s a way to claim and use whiteness, to wield it with authority rather than apology...
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    Jan 13, 2016 4:39 PM GMT
    Bonifacius saidso what kind of Issue trump is? Trump not wanting to accept terrorists from Syria, monitoring mosques that create religious islamic extremists and actually trying to do something about illegal immigration?

    The Trump issue raises issues that have been at the heart of US culture and politics since long before Assad was born. When Trump stereotypes any immigrants, religious minority, or race, it's like we remember historically that white men have violently oppressed non white men since day one on these shores. Therefore someone like Trump harkening back to white supremacy makes everyone suspicious of white men. Trump is terrible for white men, because he's the stereotypical white American male, and so are many of his supporters, and it's a loathsome stereotype that I personally hate to be caught up in. I'd renounce my whiteness, if race was as easily renounced as religion.