NPR Host: “Make America Great Again” Is Code for “White Prosperity”


Michele Norris, an NPR host, said that President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign slogan is code for “bringing back white prosperity.”

During her appearance on CBS’s, “Face the Nation,” National Public Radio host, Michelle Norris said, “In the phrase ‘Make America Great Again’ there’s one word that, if you are a person of color, that you sort of stumble over, and it’s the word ‘again’. Because you’re talking about going back to a time that was not very comfortable for people of color. They did not have opportunities, they were relegated to the back of the line.”

Norris continued with, “And this was a country that — to be honest — was built on the promise of white prosperity above everything else,” she added. “And for a lot of people, when they hear that message, ‘Make America Great Again,’ deeply encoded in that message is a return to a time where white Americans can assume a certain amount of prosperity.”

Norris felt Trump won because “White people didn’t feel like they were at the front of the line” and Norris argued that Trump’s “Make American Great Again” slogan misses the mark for “addressing current reality in the United States.”

Norris said, “Donald Trump was able to tap into a message where people felt a lot of discomfort. That is somewhat retrograde. I mean, fear is not our brand in America. And that is so much sort of the bright vein that ran through the campaign.”

H/T: Raw Story

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