Racial resentment and economic anxiety are not separate forces. For many voters, and particularly Trump’s supporters, they are inextricably linked.
in the last half-century, several events have pushed conservative white American middle-class men to conflate their majoritarian, economic, and cultural decline
The grievances of middle-class white Americans are not make-believe, nor is their nostalgia misplaced. … For white American middle-class men, especially those without a college degree, it was the best of times.