The aftermath of the stunning victory of Donald Trump to the White House has left many asking the same question: how on Earth did he do it?
While the analysis is still fresh, and formulating, one can highlight three theories as to why Trump will be the next President of the United States.
The first, and probably most common among liberals, is that Trump’s victory was due to him effectively stoking racial fears. This theory is based on the idea of a “whitelash”, the idea “that Mr. Trump won in large part because he managed to transform economic disadvantage into racial rage.” Donald Trump’s victory was the result of a backlash from white people who saw their status diminishing with increasing diversity in the United States. Continue reading →