Prior to the election of Donald Trump, when many had a difficult time imagining the widespread racism in the United States of America, I would point people to the Breitbart website (a conservative, racism, hate-filled space) and instruct them to note its popularity. Most of the posts on the site spewed racism, sexism and homophobia so wretched that my friends or acquaintances would scroll through its contents in disbelief. “Is America really this racists?” They would question, after clicking on a stories like this one titled Thug in Trayvon Hoodie Shoots Good Samaritan with hundreds of comments and thousands of shares.

Now the website’s top executive, Steve Bannon, will be leading the free world as Donald Trump’s Chief Strategist. Without a doubt, White nationalists are excited that Trump elected a man sure to uphold the racist agendas he outlined in his campaign.

I think that’s excellent,” former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke told CNN’s KFile. “I think that anyone that helps complete the program and the policies that President-elect Trump has developed during the campaign is a very good thing, obviously. So it’s good to see that he’s sticking to the issues and the ideas that he proposed as a candidate. Now he’s president-elect and he’s sticking to it and he’s reaffirming those issues.”

“You have an individual, Mr. Bannon, who’s basically creating the ideological aspects of where we’re going,” added Duke. “And ideology ultimately is the most important aspect of any government.”

Will Bannon see to it that the wall, Trump promised White America, will be built? And the database of Muslims living in this country will be created? Only time will tell. One thing we know for sure, right now, is based on these figures Donald Trump’s campaign is empowering, we know this country is headed in a dangerous direction.

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