So many of our students have had to deal with taunts of “Go back to your country” over the years, and President Trump is doing his best to ensure it goes on for a long time to come.
Hate Crimes In U.S. Increased By 17 Percent last year, and I fear the numbers will continue to increase.
Behind Trump’s ‘go back’ demand: A long history of rejecting ‘different’ Americans is a good article in the Washington Post given some historical perspective on the “othering” of certain Americans, as well as NPR’s ‘Go Back Where You Came From’: The Long Rhetorical Roots Of Trump’s Racist Tweets.
Even though most of us are out of school now, it’s a safe bet that President Trump will continue with racist attacks after we enter the new school year.
These resources might be helpful:
New & Revised: A Collection Of Advice On Talking To Students About Race & Racism
A Beginning List Of The Best Resources For Fighting Islamophobia In Schools
The Demonization Of Immigrants As Invaders, And What Teachers & Students Can Do About It
The Best Practical Resources For Helping Teachers, Students & Families Respond To Immigration Challenges
You might also be interested in:
Americans Are Sharing What It’s Like To Be Told To “Go Back To Your Country” After Trump’s Racist Attack from BuzzFeed News.
Have You Been Told to ‘Go Back’ to Your Country Even Though You Are American? Tell Us About It. from The NY Times.
Trump tweets send stinging message to countless Americans is from The Associated Press.
Over 4,800 people wrote to the @nytimes sharing painful, confusing stories of when they were told to “go back” home. I interviewed a few of them – all Americans – starting with a woman who was 7 years old when she first heard it. https://t.co/sSV3MDMfDe
— Katie Rogers (@katierogers) July 16, 2019
Civil Rights leader Rep. John Lewis on President Trump’s racist tweets: “What he said, and what he continues to say, is racist. It is racism. You cannot hide it. You cannot sweep it under the American rug.” https://t.co/XcDKbjZ1ui pic.twitter.com/sPQDLL1JNd
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 16, 2019
The federal government body that polices racial discrimination at work, uses “Go back to where you came from” as literally textbook example of potentially unlawful bigoted harassment. https://t.co/X4odzVu7mD
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) July 16, 2019
"Go back to where you came from" is a vile phrase many of us have heard for years. It came up again when President Trump used it to attack 4 Dem. congresswomen of color. We asked readers if they’ve been asked to "go back," and more than 16,000 responded. https://t.co/aeiUciaFbv pic.twitter.com/fBAureiBw0
— Nilo Tabrizy (@ntabrizy) July 19, 2019