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Ethnic antagonism erodes Republicans' commitment to democracy

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Ethnic antagonism erodes Republicans’ commitment to democracy | PNAS

A study released less than two weeks ago says the following:

"ubstantial numbers of Republicans endorse statements contemplating violations of key democratic norms, including respect for the law and for the outcomes of elections and eschewing the use of force in pursuit of political ends. The strongest predictor by far of these antidemocratic attitudes is ethnic antagonism -- especially concerns about the political power and claims on government resources of immigrants, African-Americans, and Latinos. The strong tendency of ethnocentric Republicans to countenance violence and lawlessness, even prospectively and hypothetically, underlines the significance of ethnic conflict in contemporary US politics."


Not that we needed a study to confirm this, but it just adds another piece of evidence showing that despite how much they will demand that it is not true, right-wing extremists are primarily motivated by racial fear.
 
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