Should the media use the word 'racist' to describe President Trump? | The Tylt

Should the media use the word 'racist' to describe President Trump?

A new Associated Press poll shows that more than half of Americans, including large majorities of Black and Latinx people, think Donald Trump is a racist. Between his "shithole countries" comment and his response to Charlottesville, some think the media needs to just say the word. But others argue putting labels on any public figure risks editorialization—the media should report what the president does, and let the public decide for themselves whether Trump is racist. What do you think?

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Trump critics say the media needs to just use the word. Racism isn't what you believe, it's what you do, and his policies and attitudes have been prejudiced against people of color since the 1970s. Why must we tiptoe around it?

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If the shoe fits...

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But his supporters say those who call Trump racist are defaming him, and they point to it as more evidence of media bias against him.

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And the president's fans say they're tired of being painted with the same bigot brush.

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Many conservatives say liberals throw around the term "racist" so often it's lost all meaning.

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And even people who are not Trump fans think the media goes too far with editorializing. Stop telling audiences what to think—report the facts and let people decide for themselves.

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Should the media use the word 'racist' to describe President Trump?
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#CallOutRacism
#DontEditorialize