The support distribution of high school students by race among those who voted for Republicans and among those who voted for Democrats according to the Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s huge presidential primary poll conducted in 2016 follows.
For example, the five columns above “white” in the first graph shows how white Republicans distributed their votes, the next set of five columns above “black” shows how black Republicans distributed their votes, etc. Third-party and “no answer” responses are excluded:
Though it was a wide field, Trump managed to capture just over half of white Republican students. He was unable to get to one-fourth of Republican NAMs, however.
Cruz, a “white Hispanic”, bested Rubio, a more authentic Hispanic, among whites and blacks. But among Hispanics, Rubio had the edge.
Identity is primarily racial and ethnic rather than sexual in nature, as Johnnie Cochran knew and Marcia Clark found out. With boys, Sanders beat Clinton 76%-24% among those who supported a Democrat. With girls, he beat her 69%-31%. Not much to see there.
Parenthetically, yes of course Sanders and Clinton are both white. But Clinton’s husband was fondly referred to as “the first black president”. Her electoral strategy in 2016 was to appeal heavily to non-whites, especially blacks, by making racism, racial inequalities, and perceived racial inequities centerpieces of her campaign. She learned from her defeat by Obama in 2008.
In contrast Sanders focused on a sort of raceless economic populism until he was dragged reluctantly into racial and gender politics. It is this reluctance to wholeheartedly embrace victimization ideology that has made BernieBros relatively ripe for Alt Right picking.