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It is natural for those who feel that their identity group is being and has been harmed to band together for self protection. This is what the Civil Rights movement did. But they also, especially Martin Luther King, contrasted those wrongs with the universalist ideals of the founders of the USA. And when Democratic politics came to resemble a coalition of identity politics the Clinton campaign decided they could win without significant support from the largest minority - those who self identify as white but are not rich. They still got some white votes, but not enough. They strayed too far from universalism.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Dec 22nd, 2016 at 03:24:00 PM EST
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