Three-quarters of Republicans say white Americans are openly discriminated against, but they are far from alone...
A majority of Independents, 55 percent, sided with Republicans and said white Americans are discriminated against. Meanwhile, only 38 percent Democrats agreed, and sixty-two percent of Democrats said that white Americans face little or no discrimination at all.
However, the poll did find some agreement among the different political spectrums. Seventy-eight percent of Republicans, 82 percent of Independents and 95 percent of Democrats said that African-Americans are discriminated against. And, in total, 81 percent of the registered voters polled said Hispanics also face discrimination.
Interestingly, only 19 percent of white respondents said they personally faced racial discrimination, proving the point that the fear tactics of Fox News and other conservative media who sell the myth of “reverse racism” are working.
In other words, white Republicans believe they are just as much victims of discrimination as black and Hispanic people are, because that's how Republican logic works. They know they hate people of color, so they assume we hate white people back and do things like refuse to hire them and don't give them loans and spit in their food when preparing it and won't let them join the NAACP, because it's what they do to us.
But if you're still wondering how Donald Trump won, selling "white discrimination" still works with an overwhelming majority of Republicans, a solid majority of Independents, and almost 40% of Democrats.