In the 21st century, all problems in terms of racism and discrimination may have seem to cease to exist in society, but it was just dormant. In the year of 2016, Donald Trump has revived the once hated and stereotypic views of minority groups. This has led to a “racial rebirth”, where racism and discrimination against minority groups has been revived. News reporters have reported that the supporters of Donald Trump discriminate and fight against reporters, protesters, and minority groups (Liebelson and Stein). Yasmeen Alamiri, a foreign reporter, was called a terrorist by some of Donald Trump’s supporters (Liebelson and Stein). In addition, Alamiri mentions that Trump’s supporters were inspired and encouraged by Donald Trump himself to use vulgar words and violence towards people who opposes the frontrunner Republican candidate (Liebelson and Stein). During Trump’s rallies, it is not a surprise for his supporters to throw out racial slurs and be violent towards any opposition (Liebelson and Stein). Many of the protesters are consist of minority groups who wants to end Trump’s presidential campaign because Donald Trump is targeting them by generalizing an entire race based on stereotypes (Liebelson and Stein). Also, the article, “Donald Trump Encourages Violence At His Rallies. His Fans are Listening.”, mentions that not only the supporters of Donald Trump are discriminating and fighting against protesters and minority groups, but also his staff and security as well (Liebelson and Stein). Secret Service agents and security use unnecessary force against protesters and minorities who oppose the prejudice views of Donald Trump (Liebelson and Stein).
The Impact and Legacy
It may have seemed that there is little to no racial tension between Americans and minority groups, but there are a few people who decide to incite violence towards minority groups. Donald Trump and his ambition to become the Republican Nominee has created a divided America. He has reignited the flames of hate that once shine over the United States of America. In most of his rallies, Donald Trump has “indicated” that the United States was not as a great nation as it was before because it has supported minority groups. His speeches and rallies has caused his supporters and protesters to clashed with one another. During his time as a presidential candidate, Trump has many hate groups such as the KKK. Although Trump leads in the Republican primary polls, there are many Americans who does not support him and his racist remarks towards minority groups.