“Immigration is not new to Middle America. However, the concern of losing one’s culture amidst more minorities who don’t speak American, can be frightening to some whose life experience has been diversity deprived — but our 2016 election Faultline is more than the politics of Immigration and race, gender & sexual equality.
Our clash of time vs. culture; expectations vs. experience; to the rear march vs. full speed ahead and damn the torpedoes offers: do-over of lost dreams or digesting melting pot reality.” MORE
Donald Trump’s appeals to working-class white Americans have no doubt stoked racial tensions. But his popularity among these voters has also put an unexpected spotlight on their grievances—whether they feel left behind by globalization and immigration or resentful of an elite political class that seems to ignore them. Do poor white Americans suddenly feel more disgruntled than ever, or are the rest of us just now paying attention? How much of their pique has to do with economic factors versus matters of race or, simply, health? And what does it all mean for American politics—in 2016 and beyond? MORE