“Always, racist tropes about people of color are ones that are used to
keep the white working class from siding with other people in the
working class and looking more toward ideas that the ruling class has as
being of their own, which explains poor white people siding with Trump.
The racist ideas have a utility. That’s the reason why they exist. They
have a utility under this system, and that utility allows a large group
of working-class folks to feel more allied with rich white people than
poor people of other ethnicities.” – Boots Riley