By Johnny Dexter
In spite of President Donald Trump having a weekly scandal and feuding with everyone from Gold Star widow Myeasha Johnson to Republicans Sens. Bob Corker and Jeff Flake, he still has his staunch supporters.
Alt-right organization the National White Alliance says Trump’s biggest victory is reversing the declining fortunes of white men and allowing white people to be proud of their race.
“Obama set white people back 50 years,” said National White Alliance President Brian Blanc in a press release. “He was also aided by militant feminazis like Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi. All they did is make white men people feel guilty for the so-called oppression of minorities.”
Trump rode to victory by appealing to white grievances and painting Mexicans and Muslims as rapists and terrorists. Trump’s appeal to white nationalism has also lead to an increase in hate crimes.
But like Blanc, many white Americans feel society is giving them a raw deal. According to a NPR poll, more than half of white Americans feel they face discrimination based on their race.
“If you apply for a job, they seem to give the blacks the first crack at it,” said Tim Hershman, an Ohio resident who responded to the poll. “If you want any help from the government, if you’re white, you don’t get it. If you’re black, you get it. It’s been going on for decades, and it’s been getting worse for whites.” Hershman added that he could not provide specific examples of facing discrimination.
However, some responders to the NPR poll laughed at the idea of white people facing discrimination.
“I don’t see how we can be discriminated against when, when we have all the power,” said English teacher Betty Holton of Elkton, Md. “Look at Congress. Look at the Senate. Look at government on every level. Look at the leadership in corporations. Look. Look anywhere. The notion that whites are discriminated against just seems incredible to me.”