The New York Times this morning, talking about the diverse array of Democratic candidates for local, state, and federal office:

That diverse cast is teeing up a striking contrast for voters in November at a time when some in the Republican Party, taking their cues from President Trump, are embracing messages with explicit appeals to racial anxieties and resentment.

No—what Trump and his Republicans are selling is not “appeals to racial anxiety and resentment.” It is straight-up racism and bigotry.

Outlets like the Times need to stop dancing around this topic.