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Laurie Garrett @Laurie_Garrett
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This is not only an absolute lie, but it is very dangerous. Nativists have always blamed foreigners for diseases, and pushed control actions aimed at the people, not the microbes. Result? Spread of disease where atnn & resources weren't paid.
Looks like a lot of responders don't know the difference betwn "Nativist" & "Native". Nativism is an old, dreadful American view that claims people born in USA are superior to immigrants & "aliens" shouldn't have rights, carry disease etc. (more)
cmsny.org/publications/k…
"Native" in contrast usually refers to the original, indigenous peoples of a geographic place, such as Native Americans aka American Indians, or Native Hawaiians. In the 18th C the "Nativists" usurped the language to be anti-Irish anti-Catholic and (more)
smithsonianmag.com/history/immigr…
By late 19thC "Nativists" were an anti-Semitic, anti-immigrant force, led by wealthy, powerful white Americans.
Keep in mind, black Americans were outside both words "Native" & "Nativist" as they were enslaved & forced to come to America. (more)
nationalgeographic.com/archaeology-an…
By attacking Dreamers, immigrants & now threatening to revoke citizenships of 2nd generation children of immigrants #Trump is resurrecting early 20th C "Nativism" & adding a layer of anti-Latino, anti-nonwhite racism on top.
But as JFK said, America is...
theatlantic.com/international/…
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