When Hillary Clinton dismissed half of Donald Trump’s supporters as belonging to a “basket of deplorables,” much of the debate that followed focused on attempts to quantify what percentage of Trump’s supporters actually held bigoted views.
But the statement, which Clinton quickly walked back in scope, also raised a more fundamental, if uncomfortable question ― whether holding an abhorrent viewpoint makes someone an abhorrent person.
Clinton described the “deplorables” as being “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic ― you name it.” So, in a new HuffPost/YouGov poll, we asked Americans how they’d describe people who hold negative views of Muslims, black people, women, gay people and immigrants. Did that make them bad people, prejudiced but not necessarily bad, or neither of the above? (huffingtonpost.com – Ariel Edwards-Levy) Click here to read more!
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