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with them. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapist. And some, I assume are good people…

His mantra -- “Build a wall” -- chanted at virtually every rally that he will construct a wall at the border and make the Mexican government pay for it may have won him more conservative votes, but it went over like a lead balloon with Latinos and others. To add insult to injury -- he blatantly put on full blast U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel (Indiana born) presiding over his defunct Trump University fraud lawsuit. He accused the Latino judge of being “a hater,” citing bias because he was appointed by President Obama and for his Mexican heritage. Less than three months from the national election, a Fox News poll found that 66 percent of registered Latinos intend to vote against Donald Trump. While he has recently attempted to soften his immigration stance, Mexican Americans, in particular, said it was “too little, too late.” The reputed billionaire real estate mogul has branded his political campaign as anti-politically correct. It’s a war of words, so to speak, with little policy substance. Taking off the gloves, his politicalese is rejecting code words and dog whistles, saying exactly what he thinks. It’s straight up in your face and bare knuckles. But could this pugilistic and aggressive tone be more an act of desperation – a crisis in male Whiteness, if you will? The probability of Hillary Clinton winning is becoming increasingly evident, which means it’ll be 12 years of a White male in absentia from the powerful political throne. This could be the beginning of a game changer for a truly culturally diverse society. It could well be years before we realize the full impact of President Obama’s historic and “consequential” pg. 28

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