During Donald Trump’s run for office, his campaign has made intentional use out of “politically incorrect” commentary.
This seems to be a way to zone in on “white voters’ anxieties and frustrations for political gain.” But according to Janell Ross of the Washington Post, when politicians demean a group based on their identity, hate speech becomes mainstream. Trump’s numbers in the polls are reportedly higher than ever before.
Is hate speech going mainstream? Is history repeating itself and it is becoming okay to be discriminatory?