I know that it aggravates some of my readers whenever I bring this subject up. There is a tendency among White Nationalists to think of White Americans as a homogeneous ethnic group. There is also a narrative that White America has been solely ruined by the Jews.
Southerners tend to be more conscious of The Yankee Problem in American History. It doesn’t come as any surprise to us that at this moment there are enraged Yankees in places like Ankeny, Iowa that are 94.7% White that are ready to strike back against the “racism” and “bigotry” of their moral inferiors for electing Donald Trump as president in 2016.
“ANKENY, Iowa — When Donald Trump was elected, John Olsen felt enraged by the racial tension that fueled his rise, the silence of his white neighbors and the stories of racial discrimination he heard from his nonwhite friends.
Black friends said they were followed around department stores, so Mr. Olsen, who is white, became a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He thought that white Americans were scared of the country’s growing Latino population, so he joined the League of United Latin American Citizens. He now registers voters weekly, including with the League of Women Voters, to atone for his “white privilege,” he said.
“I try to have my bases covered,” said Mr. Olsen, 50, who wore a N.A.A.C.P. T-shirt to a campaign rally for Senator Kamala Harris here last week. “It just hurts my heart that white people are afraid of the country’s growing Hispanic population. And I just can’t allow that to continue.”
White liberals — voters like Mr. Olsen — are thinking more explicitly about race than they did even a decade ago, according to new research and polling. In one survey, an overwhelming majority said that racial discrimination affects the lives of black people. They embrace terms like “structural racism” and “white privilege. …
According to research by Zach Goldberg, a Georgia State University doctoral student, the attitudes of white liberals like Ms. Neff have moved dramatically in a short time.
In 2010, about 40 percent of white liberals said “blacks who can’t get ahead in this country are mostly responsible for their own condition.” Now, that number has dropped to 24 percent, and more than 70 percent of white liberals say “racial discrimination is the main reason why many black people can’t get ahead these days.”
This isn’t a Yankee-bashing article.
These Yankees are recoiling in horror because it was their fellow Yankees who elected Donald Trump in 2016 in the first place. Blompf underperformed Mitt Romney in Southern states like Texas and Georgia while overperforming him in the Midlands and Yankeedom. He nearly won Minnesota because of changing racial attitudes in the Deep North.
It was a surge in rural White voters in the Midwest and Rust Belt – the Obama to Trump Democrats – who made him president. He also excited Yankees in Florida and Nevada which are two states with the highest number of transplants in America. Iowa is the bellwether state in the region because culturally it is almost fully within the Midlands. The fact that Trump had a commanding lead in the polls in Iowa before the 2016 election told me that he was poised for a big victory in the Midwest and the Rust Belt. It came as no surprise when he won Ohio decisively.
What was the secret to Trump’s success in the Deep North? It was his positions on free trade, the fact that he wasn’t a religious zealot in the mold of Ted Cruz and anxiety over changing demographics due to refugee resettlement and legal and illegal immigration. There has been an influx of diversity into the rural Midwest that is shaking up the culture there. The Democratic Party is also being pulled to the Far Left by the swelling numbers of non-Whites and progressive urbanites who don’t exactly resonate with the culture of the rural Deep North.