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1/ "Go Back" has been the rallying cry of xenophobes throughout US history, with #immigrants of color being the most targeted. My #ChineseAmerican family heard this during #Chinese Exclusion.
2/ #MexicanAmericans, including US citizens heard "Go Back" when they were being deported en masse during the #GreatDepression.
3/ #JapaneseAmericans, two-thirds of whom were US citizens, heard "Go Back" when they were being forced from their homes, incarcerated, and asked to fight and die for the US during #WorldWarTwo.
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If you're just sharing photos of desolate refugee #CentralAmerican families under attack, commenting without any meaningful action behind it, no organizing to call Members of Congress, to deploy to the border, to provide humanitarian aid, you're adding to the fodder & trauma /1
We've long warned that treating us #CentralAmericans like enemy combatants, like vermin, in animalistic terms, creates grounding for violence. Use of tear gas is a litmus test for the envelope this administration can push & to fan hate & fear for support from their base. /2
Something I've taught in depth is the Pyramid of Hate/Violence. Bias & complicity require a broader, larger populous to manifest. Escalation doesn't bc it's passed a threshold of normalization. The Discrimination tier often is formalized policy, ie. Trump's border tactics /3
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