2,550 mostly Black and Hispanic voters in southeast Ridgeland, a historic white-flight suburb outside just north of Jackson, were quietly rezoned out of their racially mixed precinct this summer. They were placed, instead, into an already majority non-white one.
Suburbia Is No Longer All White, and Black Suburbanites Are More Politically Active Than Their Neighbors
Trump’s tweets speak to an imagined and well-to-do stereotypical suburban resident who fears the bogeymen of poverty and crime. That combination of threats has historically had a Black or Latino face.