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“Go back to where you came from” is about as textbook racism as possible. Posting it publicly is about as textbook racial harassment as possible.

So those of us invested & born in a country should stay silent on our criticisms of our own govt because of our origins - really?
2. For anyone who would like to see how our own domestic Equality Act 2010 defines (racial) harassment, here it is:
3. It turns out, rather unsurprisingly, that in the USA, “go back to where you came from” is pretty textbook racial harassment too:
4. Let’s not gaslight this. Many of us of another ethnic origin of colour have faced this statement at some point in our lives. It’s never meant as a polite enquiry. It’s always intended to humiliate, insult, denigrate. Nobody would tolerate this in their workplace.
5. This is the US President amplifying, quite deliberately, this harassment to the world. It harms the space around people of another origin. It causes questioning of their motives & loyalty. It suggests they aren’t entitled to criticise, but gratefully accept. It is appalling.
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