Donald Trump Has a Plan to Tackle Anti-White Racism During Second Term

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Donald Trump reportedly has a plan to tackle discrimination against white Americans if re-elected.

According to Axios, Trump allies are drawing up plans to crack down on a series of laws and interpretations that are designed to keep white people out of positions of power. 

The report notes: 

Trump’s Justice Department would push to eliminate or upend programs in government and corporate America that are designed to counter racism that has favored whites.
Targets would range from decades-old policies aimed at giving minorities economic opportunities, to more recent programs that began in response to the pandemic and the killing of George Floyd.

Axios explains that an important part of this effort is the work currently being done by America First Legal, an organization set up by former White House adviser Stephen Miller that has scored various victories since its foundation.

Also playing a role will be The Heritage Foundation, which has drawn up plans for the end of “affirmative discrimination” in a second Trump administration.

The report goes on: 

Longtime aides and allies preparing for a potential second Trump administration have been laying legal groundwork with a flurry of lawsuits and legal complaints — some of which have been successful. A central vehicle for the effort has been America First Legal, founded by former Trump aide Stephen Miller, who has called the group conservatives’ “long-awaited answer to the ACLU.”

Other Trump-aligned groups are preparing for a future Trump Justice Department to implement — or challenge — policies on a broader scale. The Heritage Foundation’s well-funded “Project 2025” envisions a second Trump administration ending what it calls “affirmative discrimination.” Part of the plan, written by former Trump Justice Department official Gene Hamilton, argues that “advancing the interests of certain segments of American society … comes at the expense of other Americans — and in nearly all cases violates longstanding federal law.”
Such groups have gained momentum with the Supreme Court’s turn to the right — most notably its recent rejection of affirmative action in college admissions. The court ruled that programs designed to benefit people of color and address past injustices discriminate against white and Asian Americans.

Trump spokesperson Steve Cheung told Axios that the effort will involve unwinding policies and programs initiated under Joe Biden. 

“As President Trump has said, all staff, offices, and initiatives connected to Biden’s un-American policy will be immediately terminated,” he said. “President Trump is committed to weeding out discriminatory programs and racist ideology across the federal government.”

While it may be wrong to compare anti-white racism to historic discrimination against African Americans, it is undoubtedly the case that white Americans are increasingly overlooked for important positions as a result of affirmative action.

Meanwhile, it has become acceptable for individuals to disparage white people in a way that, if said about any other racial group, would be considered a career-ending display of racism. 

Although the aforementioned effort may not root out anti-white racism, it may succeed in doing so across the federal government and other prominent institutions. For those who believe in genuine equality, this approach would be very welcome indeed. 

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