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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.
4/ #Jewish refugees heard "Go Back" when they sought refuge during the #Holocaust and the US turned them away. Today's targets are #CentralAmerican #asylum seekers.
5/ Telling #immigrants to "Go Back" is not just about #immigration. It de-Americanizes US citizens of color and anyone who is considered "foreign." It maintains racial inequality and white supremacy in the US. Is this the kind of nation we want?
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