Just in case you were thinking, "Hey, I'm proud to be a citizen of North Carolina," you can stop that thinking right now. Because even though you may be a descendant of slaves brought here 300 years ago, you're not what Thom Tillis calls part of our "traditional population." Meaning, of course, that you're not white and privileged.
The traditional population of North Carolina and the United States is more or less stable. It's not growing. The African American population is roughly growing but the Hispanic population and the other immigrant populations are growing in significant numbers. We've got to resonate with those future voters.
This was Tillis back in 2012, before he was a slick politician. Now he doesn't say anything he can be held accountable for, which means he doesn't say anything ... unless it's asking for money.