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Marcus H. Johnson @marcushjohnson
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The "establishment vs anti-establishment" and "populist vs elites" dichotomy is utterly meaningless. If you include Black people in your political analysis you see how silly it really is.
Black people are among the poorest demographics in America. Are they ever referred to as populist? Never. "Populism" is a euphemism for white people. Almost for white greviance politics
The elite/populist establishment/outsider narrative is meant to exclude minorities. Its how you get absurd analysis like "Trump is an outsider for the working class" he represents the most entrenched white racial interests and upholds the elite social order!
Trump has been an elite and an insider his whole life. But we get takes about how his message "resonated with hurting people." It exposes how Black people are just completely ignored in these national narratives, the poorest demographic rejected Trump the most!
It is also how you get bad arguments from the far left like "Why are Blacks voting for the Dem elites" that are virtually indistinguishable from their rightwing counterparts. The entire elites outsider dichotomy is stupid
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