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2016's racial rancor seeps into mainstream America

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>> When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best.>> The relentlessly inflammatory tone of the 2016 presidential election creeping into parts of the American mainstream not used to public expressions of racial hatred. With Donald Trump's anti-immigrant fire emboldening white nationalists like never before. National correspondent, Peter Eisler.
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>> They have sort of lurked in the political shadows until now. But what they're saying, we've spoken to a number of leaders within that movement. Is they say that those campaign themes sort of legitimize the concerns that they've had about what they would call the disposition of white people in the United States.
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And they are coming out and they're supporting Trump's campaign. Even though the campaign itself has tried, to some extent, to distance itself from them.>> And it's not just words on social media. It's translating into actions that are very real for people on the ground watching in horror as their communities get torn apart.
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Places like Kokomo, Indiana. Racially charged graffiti scrolled on cars, homes, and telephone poles in the small city an hour from Indianapolis.>> Kokomo, Indiana is a place that has always had a pretty civil political discourse in a mixed race neighborhood, working class neighborhood. Somebody or some people went through and they spray painted KKK and other epithets on cars, on Democratic yard signs, on fences, telephone poles, and things like that.
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So this was something that was really unusual for the community down there, and a little bit shocking. Their sentiment is sort of enough is enough.>> In Mississippi, a black church was burned and painted with vote Trump. The 2016 race also seeing the fire bombing of a Republican headquarters in North Carolina and the dumping of manure in front of a Democratic office in Ohio.
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>> There's this universal sense that things have gotten out of hand, things have gotten out of control. That the political environment, that the tone of American political discourse has just become too heated.>> Meaning the divisions facing the next resident of the White House could be even more difficult than the long, arduous path to get there.