According to the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), this is the first time a group of elected Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have been invited to speak at a national convention.
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A conservative assessment of the rise of white supremacy as the core of the GOP and why this is the disaster that led to Trump. The author leaves out the fact that white evangelicalism (with its anti-abortion agenda) was a close handmaiden of a white supremacist party, complements of Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Jim Dobson, Ralph Reed, Richard Land, and their ilk.
This is why evangelicals are largely abandoning Christian ethics to support Trump. From the article:
[traditional conservatives] deny the party’s racist history, that its post-1964 success was a direct result of attracting whites disillusioned by the Democrats’ embrace of civil rights. And they deny that to this day, Republican voters are driven more by white resentment than by a principled commitment to the free market and individual liberty.
“It’s the power of wishful thinking. None of us want to accept that opposition to civil rights is the legacy that we’ve inherited,” Roy says."