The Real Risk of Trump’s Dehumanization of Immigrants is a very thoughtful examination of President Trump’s recent comments.
It’s written by Vann R. Newkirk.
Here’s how it ends:
Dangerous language. In a nation grappling with racism, xenophobia and hate crimes, calling MS-13 gang members “animals” provokes inhumane treatment of non MS-13 immigrants, as well. Why? Because the bigoted ear hears what it wants to hear to justify hate and violence. https://t.co/4gLX6K858L
— The King Center (@TheKingCenter) May 21, 2018
MS-13 “animals” has gone from a presidential utterance to White House doctrine. This WH press release on “what you need to know about the violent animals of MS-13” calls them animals 8 times. pic.twitter.com/ZAfOlYjaDB
— Todd Zwillich (@toddzwillich) May 21, 2018