In today’s New York Times op section, Thomas Edsall has one of his comprehensive articles on demography and sociology, etc., i.e., what groups of people are thinking. It’s called “Why Millions Think It is Trump Who Cannot Tell A Lie.”
Toward the beginning, he tells us:
A December 2021 University of Massachusetts-Amherst survey found striking links between attitudes on race and immigration and disbelief in the integrity of the 2020 election.
According to the poll, two-thirds of Republicans, 66 percent, agreed that “the growth of the number of immigrants to the U.S. means that America is in danger of losing its culture and identity,” and the same percentage of Republicans are convinced that “the Democratic Party is trying to replace the current electorate with voters from poorer countries around the world.”
I had an immediate reaction to that — without having finished the article.
Apart from Native American multifaceted culture and identity, wrongly relegated to an historical footnote, America’s “culture and identity” comes from “immigrants from poorer countries around the world.”
That’s me. I, for one of millions, am here because my poor grandparents immigrated from poorer countries around the world.
And “immigrants” is not the term any sane, non-racist person uses to describe slaves, and their massive contributions to American culture and identity.
Now I’m going to finish the article and hope researchers note ignorance and/or stupidity as the “culture and identity” of two-thirds of Republicans.