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This may be the most dangerous idea in American politics
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This may be the most dangerous idea in American politics

Those who subscribe to the theory -- many of them White conservatives -- believe a secret group of elites are using non-White immigrants and Black people to intermarry with and "outbreed" White people "until they no longer exist." "Over the past days ... (replacement theory) has, for very good reason, been widely condemned," Mounk says. "But the uncomfortable truth is that a less conspiratorial cousin of it has long been embraced in mainstream public discourse. In fact, it is one of the few things that both liberals and conservatives, both Democrats and Republicans, can now agree on."Some progressives may cheer such a projection. But Mounk calls this belief the "most dangerous idea in American politics." He says it promotes a dystopian future in which White Americans and people of color ...