-how black/brown people were "stealing" from white people
-how white people couldn't access resources like black/brown people could
-how black/brown people were "bleeding our country dry"
It was about fear for them, & fear became black/brown people
More Fox News.
This person began weaning themself from Fox News. Little by little they'd get their news from NPR, or PBS. Never CNN or MSNBC, but not Fox. I realized they were EMBARRASSED. Absolutely embarrassed about what they'd ended up supporting. Embarrassed about everything
Then they'd say "they'll kick him out, come on, they won't let him keep going" and then they did.
Finally they stopped making excuses
Fox News allowed this person to believe they lived in some sort of performance....some sort of unreal place where there were no consequences for being part of this weird conservative counterculture that made them feel important & connected to a secret world
So you know who she likes now??
She said because he actually seemed to mean what he said. Because she couldn't stand being part of "nonsense" anymore. Because she was tired of everything feeling like "a bad TV show"
So what made my relative able to change? Her education? Her experiences with poverty? The fact she works in a very diverse place? The fact that she was never religious, never lured in by American evangelicalism? Probably a bit of all of it
this may be the one case where Facebook made someone LESS conservative lol. She had some friends who added her to some Bernie groups and that helped her really start reading about what Bernie was doing/saying