"There has been a sharp shift in opinion, especially among white progressives, on all subjects racial. For most of the latter half of the 20th century, about 10% of white liberals supported increased immigration; now it’s 50% Trumpists have embraced narratives that put race at the center: We real Americans (white) have to protect our culture from the alien (brown) who would weaken it. The opposing narrative is something like this: America began with a crime — stealing the land from Native Americans. It continued with an atrocity, slavery. The American story is the conflict between oppressors who seek to preserve white supremacy and people who seek to move beyond it. The essential American struggle is to confront the national sin, have a racial reckoning and then seek reconciliation."