Just about very “Truth” the media claims has turned out to be false, so this shouldn’t come as a surprise. “White racial prejudice against African Americans and Hispanic Americans has declined since 2016, when Trump was elected president.”
The Rise of Trump, the Fall of Prejudice? Tracking White Americans’ Racial Attitudes 2008-2018 via a Panel Survey was authored by UPenn political science professor Daniel J. Hopkins and research assistant Samantha Washington.
I get the feeling they were hoping for evidence of a different outcome.
“In his campaign and first few years in office, Donald Trump consistently defied contemporary norms by using explicit, negative rhetoric targeting ethnic/racial minorities. Did this rhetoric lead white Americans to express more prejudiced views of African Americans or Hispanics, whether through the normalization of prejudice or other mechanisms?” the study’s co-authors asked at another point in the study.
“We find that via most measures, white Americans’ expressed anti-Black and anti-Hispanic prejudice declined after the 2016 campaign and election, and we can rule out even small increases in the expression of prejudice,” the study’s abstract states.
This new finding contradicts ongoing public perception
Meanwhile, a bit north of me at Dartmouth College, 46% of students think Congress should impeach Mr. Trump. That was before Mueller ruined the narrative, though I doubt that matters. The same survey determined that most of the same students identify as socialists.
And yet somehow they can still afford to go to Dartmouth.