S02E11 – Is the great replacement conspiracy theory real?

In this episode of Finding Common Battle Grounds, we discuss the great replacement conspiracy theory that was influential in a recent race-based mass shooting in Buffalo, New York. We agree that the racial and ethnic makeup of the US is changing and we agree that the changes that are happening are due to fundamental demographic forces – births, deaths, and migrations. We also agree that there is no secret cabal behind these changes, though Josh (and Tom) suggest that progressives may be more open to migration than are conservatives because migrants are more likely to vote Democratic than Republican. We also agree that the great replacement conspiracy theory is blatantly and unapologetically racist. We end up agreeing on most everything in this episode. At the end, we have a lengthy discussion about whether migration warrants concern and why. Plus, there is some bonus content!

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