Historically speaking, conflict with a European opponent has always driven bouts of racial egalitarianism in the United States.
This was punctuated by two periods when Americans began to feel better about the economy under Ronald Reagan in the 1980s and Bill Clinton in the 1990s.
Today, the average American middle class and working class household has the same income it did in 19 respectively.
The anchors of the Big Three networks had a degree of authority which doesn’t exist anymore.
The introduction of cable television, the rise of talk radio and finally the internet has changed the media landscape.
Few people on the Right trust the SPLC or the mainstream media anymore and they are unlikely to recover that prestige.
The whole structure of politically correct taboos that has controlled discourse and narrowed the range of “respectable” behavior on the Right for two generations has similarly been cheapened and weakened through overuse.
There were far more voters from the Greatest Generation and the Baby Boomers who brought up in the aforementioned media landscape.
They are dwindling every year and many of the changes we see going on today is due to generational turnover.
This is how we got the War on Racism, the War on Drugs and the War on Poverty.
In retrospect, this was an unusual period in American history when the mass media had been concentrated in a few hands and was trusted because journalists were considered to be objective.
America was overwhelmingly White and was rich and naive enough to be more generous on race.