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About half of all Trump voters are in favor of ‘White History Month’

Because the rest of the year isn't enough.


Samantha Grasso


Posted on Feb 10, 2017   Updated on May 25, 2021, 12:41 am CDT

President Donald Trump‘s supporters really want to make America whi–, I mean, great again.

According to a new national poll from Public Policy Polling, Trump voters are in favor of having a White History Month. You know, the white version of Black History Month—a month we can specifically dedicate to teaching the nation’s children about the advances that white Americans have made in an overwhelmingly white society.

The opinions from Trump voters on White History Month are split by a marginal 10 percent, with 46 percent in favor of getting a month dedicated to white people’s advances, and 36 percent opposed. 

Keep in mind that these figures come from the same pollster that found candidate Deez Nuts was polling 8 percent in Minnesota in August 2015; that found 38 percent of Florida voters could believe Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was the Zodiac Killer in February; and found Green Party candidate Jill Stein and gorilla-turned-meme Harambe (RIP) polled neck-and-neck for Texas voters in August.

Overall voters who participated in the poll disagreed with the sentiment, however, with 28 percent for and 58 percent opposed to a White History Month. 

Trump supporters could perhaps argue that over the past eight years, children have had no idea what it’s like to have a white president, save for the 21 unprecedented days. Might I suggest then that the month start with a lesson on how Andrew Jackson forcibly displaced the Native Americans, subsequently killing thousands. Or perhaps a unit on the American eugenics movement, during which the government forcibly sterilized thousands of people of color and other “undesired” communities in order to keep the gene pool “pure” and white. 

Better hit the books now. There’s a lot to read up on.

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*First Published: Feb 10, 2017, 2:14 pm CST