I think, umair, that at the heart of America’s problems is race. The desire that the slaves not get uppity and take over.
And those white Americans on the bottom rungs of the social ladder are always keen to see someone below them. So they support every measure to keep those people down, even if it hurts them too, because they are white and that can’t be taken away.
I hope that we are seeing the ultimate extinction of this attitude, but whether it dies with a bang or a whimper is the question.