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The President of the United States is threatening US Cities with Brown people.

That's literally the whole threat.

To put more Brown people into Sanctuary Cities.

POTUS believes living near Brown people is a punishment.

nytimes.com/2019/04/12/us/…
And the thing is, POTUS knows who he's talking to.

White NIMBY liberals.
You all don't think that patently racist policies stay in place because they have the support of a single party, do you?

Trump is dogwhistling to white democrats who do indeed like to champion the rights of minorities and the marginalized until they get too close.
His messaging is targeted at those white liberals who shake their heads sadly about segregation.... at their suburban dinner tables.
What POTUS is counting on is that white liberals like being surrounded by other white liberals more than they like being surrounded by the people they claim to champion.
My city, Philadelphia is one of the Sanctuary cities that Trump is targeting.

He is attempting to pit its moneyed white liberals against the immigrant groups like @Vamos_Juntos_ who mean it when they say "Give us your immigrants"
@Vamos_Juntos_ POTUS aside from just riling up the feverish cruelty of his base, is also calling the bluff of white liberalism.

Which white liberals have made it incredibly easy to do.

Because way more of them are actually bluffing than they'd like you to believe.
@Vamos_Juntos_ How do we know white liberals are often bluffing?

Because they support the homeless till a shelter pops up nearby.

They support Black lives while gentrifying freely.

They fight to change only the most drastic excesses of an immigration system that is cruel at all levels.
@Vamos_Juntos_ So POTUS is not unreasonable in thinking that these "from afar" white liberals will fold at the idea that the Brown people they advocate for at the border are coming to their neighborhoods.
@Vamos_Juntos_ And once he's planted the seed of fear, he can do a 180 and say he was just kidding.

But that anxiety doesn't fade... cause what if?
@Vamos_Juntos_ Fundamentally Black and Brown people in America have learned that while they must rely on white political parties, they can never trust them to follow through when doing so infringes on their comfort.
When you see me talking about my support of @erikaforphilly, it's not random.

It is her work that MADE Philadelphia a sanctuary city in the first place.

That fight had to happen because Brown people couldn't count on white liberals to do the right thing of their own accord.
@erikaforphilly And now the fact that Philadelphia as a city opens its arms to immigrants is being used as a wedge between its white, Black and Brown people

It's being leveraged on a national scale against immigrants by a racist POTUS counting on the weakness of white liberals

Prove him wrong
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