From The Federalist:
Last week, a Washington Post article created a new term, “multiracial whiteness,” to explain why significant portions of Hispanic and black voters turned in their ballots for Trump in the 2020 election. New York University professor Cristina Beltrán explained her newly invented ideology by informing us that “white” is no longer a skin color but a “political color.”
“Rooted in America’s ugly history of white supremacy, indigenous dispossession and anti-blackness, multiracial whiteness is an ideology invested in the unequal distribution of land, wealth, power and privilege — a form of hierarchy in which the standing of one section of the population is premised on the debasement of others,” she writes.
She continues, “multiracial whiteness reflects an understanding of whiteness as a political color and not simply a racial identity — a discriminatory worldview in which feelings of freedom and belonging are produced through the persecution and dehumanization of others.” In other words, if you are a black or brown person who voted for Trump, you are a self-loathing white supremacist.
Democrats usually prefer to just dismiss Trump’s gains with black and brown Americans. Beltrán’s racist take at least admits Trump made significant gains with minority voters.
The left painted Trump and his supporters as racist, but this narrative became unconvincing after Trump outperformed Mitt Romney with Hispanics in 2016 and increased his numbers in the 2020 election. Trump earned 28 percent of Hispanic votes in 2016 and approximately 32 percent in 2020.
Projecting ‘Whiteness’ and Self-Loathing
Hispanics are not a monolith. While many