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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
xenophobia

FBI Joins Investigation Into Sikh Man’s Shooting

The attack of a Sikh man in Washington state comes after a man of Indian origin was killed and two other people were wounded in a shooting at a Kansas bar that federal agencies are investigating as a hate crime.

March 6, 2017
White Trump Supporters, America

Is Trump’s America Really Our America?

The Donald and his thuggish regime of demagogic nativists from the far-right fringe are hoping we’re the timorous America. They shout that the people voted for the fair-haired strongman, and now they expect him to save them from bloodthirsty terrorists sneaking into America from Muslim nations. But wait — first of all, the majority of us did not vote for him. So spare us the lie that you have a “mandate” to discriminate.

February 3, 2017
Children, Protests, Women's March

What Do We Tell Our Children?

Trump has been behaving, in word and deed, in ways that most of us raise our children to understand are unacceptable. How do we explain this to our children? Well, we tell them what we’ve always told them. We do not lie. We do not bully. We do not hate. Because we are Americans, and this is our country to save.

February 2, 2017
Jewish Refugees, WWII

St. Louis Manifest: The Tragic Story Of Refugees Denied Entry To The U.S. In WWII

St. Louis Manifest puts a human face to the refugees who were turned away from the U.S., using photos and stories documented by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. The project was launched on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which commemorates the day in 1945 when Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated by the Soviet Union’s Red Army.

January 29, 2017
Immigration, Sanctuary Cities

A National Sanctuary Campaign Rises To Defy Trump’s Xenophobic Agenda

Trump’s decree targeting sanctuary cities comes amid concerns that already-existing sanctuary cities and towns were not doing enough to protect their residents under the Obama administration, which oversaw an unprecedented number of deportations and erected family immigrant detention centers that continue to imprison children with their mothers.

January 29, 2017
Trump voters

Bigotry And Xenophobia Now Have Free Rein

Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton was a triumph of racial resentment and fears about demographic change, a primal scream from whites who are anxious about an America that is becoming increasingly diverse. But for all the xenophobia that Trump encourages, his supporters will be disappointed to learn that white Americans are headed, inexorably, for minority status, based on legal immigration and birth rates.

January 28, 2017
Donald Trump Speaks at Rally in Ohio

Dear Media Elites, Here’s How You Have Trump Completely Wrong

Populism — a luminous term denoting both an uplifting doctrine of egalitarianism and a political-economic-cultural movement with deep roots in America’s progressive history — has been routinely sullied throughout 2016 by elites misusing it as synonym for ignorance and bigotry.

September 11, 2016

#EndorseThis: Trump Asks Turkish Journalist ‘Friend Or Foe?’

If you’re keeping score, don’t forget to include a comment from this past weekend in your tally of racially-tinged and xenophobic comments that Donald Trump has made in his campaign for president. We here at The National Memo have lost count.

July 5, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he arrives at his Turnberry golf course, in Turnberry, Scotland, Britain June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

What Brexit Means To US? Another Trumpian Victory

Many people see striking similarities between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Great Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. One of those people is Donald Trump, who happened to arrive in Scotland as the news of the “Brexit” came in. Unsurprisingly he took him no time at all to make the story all about himself.

July 3, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement after the Supreme Court left in place a lower court ruling blocking his plan to spare millions of illegal immigrants from deportation and give them work permits at the White House in Washington

Economic Uncertainty Fuels Anti-Immigrant Fervor

Maybe there is no antidote for the evolutionary proclivity to distrust those who don’t look or sound like us. But it is certainly true that those instincts would be less volatile if they were not continuously stoked and primed by pandering and opportunistic politicians, from the United States to Great Britain to Austria.

July 1, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks following a news conference, at his Turnberry golf course, in Turnberry, Scotland, Britain June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

What The Brexit Means For The U.S. Presidential Election

As the world still reels in shock at Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, several experts and commentators are saying that the success of the “Leave” campaign represents a dangerous sign of hope for Donald Trump.

June 24, 2016
A Brexit supporter holds a Union Flag at a Vote Leave rally in London, Britain June 4, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall

Donald Trump And Brexit Have Xenophobia In Common

“The vision that the Brexit campaign is presenting is not the vision that me and other Brexiters started off with a year ago,” British MP Saveeda Warsi said. “The ‘hello world’ approach to Brexit, which is open-minded, visionary, inclusive, has been lost. The moderate message has been lost.”

June 22, 2016

Beyond Trump: The Politics Of Courage

America’s bully billionaire, so rich he doesn’t have to heed the niceties of political correctness, is channeling old-time American racism, as mean and ugly and self-righteous as it’s ever been. Jim Crow is still with us. “The only good Indian is a dead Indian” is still with us.

December 13, 2015

UN Rights Chief: Xenophobia In EU Paves Way To Violence

GENEVA — The recent rise in xenophobic rhetoric from EU politicians could pave the way for violence and human rights violations, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay warned Tuesday in Geneva. At the opening of the U.N. Human Rights Council’s summer session, Pillay said the xenophobic, racist and religiously intolerant discourse could undermine […]

June 10, 2014