Trump is a racist. by Eric Keller
The word "racist", according to Webster, has the following meaning; "belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race" (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racist).
It continues to state the following; "a doctrine or political program based on the assumption of racism and designed to execute its principles; a political or social system founded on racism".
Given those definitions above, Trump is a racist. Evidence of this began in the early 1970s when he began to take his father's construction/management business over. Using both black and white folks who would go to the Trump's rental business, a pattern became evident of a systemic discrimination against minorities by the Trumps. Black applicants were discouraged or only given the option of one apartment complex that had a significant minority populations. White applicants were able to find apartments quickly and in multiple Trump-owned apartment complexes. The Federal Justice system finally intervened in 1973 with a discrimination suit, "United States of America v. Fred C. Trump, Donald Trump, and Trump Management, Inc."(Kranish, Michael & Fisher, Marc, Trump Revealed, Scribner- The Washington Post, New York, 2016). Trump and his attorney, Roy Cohen, fought the case tooth and nail, using every attack method in Cohen's battle book (to include accusing the Justice Department of being Nazis). They lost. Despite their protestations that they would never settle, they settled in 1975. Donald Trump admitted to racial discrimination. The evidence against him was just too strong.
Nothing has changed. Donald Trump was a racist then and he is a racist now. Trump's most feverish followers need to look at that- unless they also are racist. From his multiple campaign comments about minorities to the recent attack on those NFL players who protest against police discrimination; Trump continually displays his racism. Charlottesville most certainly is the clearest example of this racism with Trump's false equivalency of White Supremacists with counter-demonstrators advocating peace and unity.
We must not allow this to continue. As Democrats, we stand for equality for all people and unity of all races. The best way to fight this ugliness is with the vote. In 2018, go to the polls and vote Democrat. Send all those who enable Trump's racism to endure, Chuck Fleischmann, John Ragan, and Terry Frank, home and elect those who will fight this injustice. We can do this. We can fight Trump's racist ideology. Elect Democrats.