"The blame for the seeming rise of racist words and actions targeting people of
color and immigrants has sometimes been placed on what might be called ‘white
fright’, the fear of the white majority that changing demographics might
undermine their position of power and put them in the second class category of
citizenship that they had been able to impose on others up until now. Mark R.
Reiff argues that that view is too simplistic and that we need to look deeper
into the dynamics at play."
Via Cass M, who wrote "Interesting and depressing - illiberal is more complex
than simply white fright. My uninformed opinion is that the world has been
exposed as very complex and people thrive with less choice…most really like
black and white issues."
*** Xanni ***
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