White anxiety rules in Robeson despite its diverse demographics

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"White anxiety rules in Robeson despite its diverse demographics [Letter to the Editor]." Robesonian [Lumberton, NC]. February 7, 2017.


In a letter to the Editor, Richard Regan writes that when he grew up in Robeson County, he was an American Indian with a majority of white people. Since the presidential election, he has been thinking about his roots. 60% of Robeson County voted for Trump. He says the reason for this was  “anxiety about our country’s changing demographics, the legalization of same-sex marriage, the election and re-election of Barack Obama, the digital divide, undocumented workers, gun control, multilingualism, political correctness, loss of religious liberty and feminism” (para. 4). In summary, failure to embrace change and rejection of diversity. He says that a diverse community like Robeson County is rejecting a more inclusive world due to white anxiety.

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