Speaking to host Joy Reid, Walter told her that the problem arises when a major political party is heavily focused on “identity” and “race” rather than “ideology.”
Walter then said those she believes those beliefs exist currently in the modern-day Republican Party and explained how they are infatuated with identity politics instead of setting forth their traditional conservative political agenda.
Additionally, she mentioned how power conflicts between White people exacerbate the issue.
“Here in the United States, we’re in the midst of a grand transition from a white-majority country to a white-minority country,” Walter noted.
According to her, White far-right Americans have grievances about this transition and in response can react with violence if they feel threatened. On the other hand, this is not a worry for those folks who have grown up in an ethically diverse environment.
This is not necessarily a brand new concept, as many people online and political figures have expressed their concern with how the presidency of Donald Trump changed the course of the GOP’s history.