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#tRrump’s ‘Go Back’ comment is, of course, nothing new for most of us who are brown-skinned, @nytimes
What's new is that the #racist comment is from the #POTUS!
As one who has engaged with the public, I have had my share
The best example is this.
In 2016, after attending @theAAG annual meeting in #SanFrancisco, and after observing the #homelessness there, I wrote about the issue and related it to the local conditions here in #Eugene
An important public policy topic, yes?
Oh, but I was a brown-skinned #immigrant who was "complaining" ... how dare I try to make my country better by writing about the plight of the homeless!
The responses came.
Most didn't want to help solve the problem.But to call out my "otherness"
Like this:
"I am very sorry you have lived in our country so long without experiencing our kindness and generosity -- and I mean, as a whole people. "
Get it? I am bitter only because I have not experienced the kindness and generosity.
A mild starter
How about this:
"As someone ‘growing up in India’ what is the writer’s position on the fact that “Homelessness in India has been a problem for centuries; causing the average family to have an average of five generations being homeless.”
tRumpy, right?
The best (worst?) was a 2-page typewritten letter that was delivered to my campus address.
The sender included her full name, address, and ph #.
She identified herself as "96 years old - a member of the WWII generation"
She wrote there:
"YOU should have stayed in India where you were needed and capable of helping your fellow Indians"
Notice the similarity in how #tRump phrased it re. the #Squad?
More from her letter:
Warts and all, as they say!
I will end this with one of my favorite lines from #JamesBaldwin:
“I love America more than any other country in the world and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.”
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