Several say that Hispanics are coming to America to take all the jobs, as well to take full advantage of all the benefits the United States offer like welfare and section 8 housing. It’s sad to see how Hispanics are treated differently since there a different ethnicity. This discrimination will
In Michael Omi’s essay “In living Color: Race and American Culture,” he describes how racism still exists today, but portrayed differently than just a few decades ago. First, Omi discusses how overt racism (openly showing one’s racism) does not seem as popular today as with generations before us. For example,
On June 16, 2015, a long time television and real estate magnate by the name of Donald J. Trump opened his presidential campaign by uttering one of the most racially insensitive remarks in today’s time when he elucidated upon that notion that Mexican immigrants who come to America are not model citizens but rather rapists and murderers who undermine the legitimacy and economic fortitude of the American experiment. This racist and xenophobic remark illustrates just how entrenched the notion of white supremacy or as Walter Rodney would call it the “white cultural imperialism” ideology is inextricably tied to the understanding of our society today. Because of this problematic ideology, there must be some sort of opposition to fight against such
After a long history of toying with the idea of running for election, Donald Trump’s announcement speech this June was enough to get the nation talking. Not only because he was finally making good on a decade’s worth of promises, but also because his offensive declarations were unprecedented in the world of ‘P.C.’ American politicians. Trump’s claims of Mexican rapists, drug lords, and criminal cartels flooding over our borders seemed completely outrageous coming from a man running for President. Accordingly so, it wasn’t long before the Trump campaign
This year’s presidential election is is being referred to as one that will be historic. While the 2016 presidential campaign has in fact caused social and political disagreement, each candidate beginning and remaining candidate in the presidential race brought forth issues in our nation for table discussion. One of the most debated topics during the primary elections and caucus season was the issue of immigrants and illegal immigration. During this time, current Republican front runner Donald Trump declared accusations towards the Mexican and Hispanic community as being part of the American downfall. While making vulgar remarks earned the GOP candidate publicity and support from anti-immigration reform holders, Trump’s remarks also brought forth the argument into the light.
The 2016 Presidential Election has brought a lot of controversy due to negative statements about not only the United States but as well as other countries specifically focusing on Mexico and the border. Both Presidential Candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have both touched on the topic about Mexico and
This article is about the presidential nominee Donald Trump, the writer talks about the nominee's view about certain races and religions and his formal life as a billionaire, corporate owner and reality tv star
Donald J. Trump will be the next president of the United States. Continuously throughout the election process, pundits and commoners alike dismissed even the slightest possibility of a Trump victory for a host of reasons. The most glaring of which was that he had no political experience, followed closely by the fact that he consistently spewed hateful rhetoric directed at nearly every demographic imaginable, save for white men. Nevertheless, as the election drew closer, the number of his supporters grew and became increasingly loyal. Indeed, his faction was so loyal that he even boasted, "I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn 't lose voters" (Diamond). It seemed as if no matter how many sexist, racist, xenophobic, etcetera, remarks he made, that his supporters weren 't merely indifferent; they were rejoicing at his "honesty." Furthermore, many of Trump 's Draconian policies, although hard to pin down, given that he was always wavering, were often at the expense of women, Muslims, and other minorities (Timm). Meanwhile, those opposed to Trump, regardless of who they endorsed, were astounded as to how, in such a diverse country, a man who disrespected so many people could garner so much support. From another perspective, many were bewildered that there were so many Americans who somehow still believed that not every human deserves equal rights. Rather than articulate their viewpoints eloquently, many Trump supporters standoffishly claimed
Trump continues to embolden rather than chastise his base by demonizing immigrants and refugees. His exaggeration of these numbers and persistence in using them even after they have been proven false is a tactic to mobilize support for strict immigration by instilling fear in Americans and saying that they are bad people and that they are the enemy. His election led to cheers of build the wall at his ____ and reports of immigrants and Americans of foreign descent being told to “go home” soared.
President Trump said in his campaign about illegal immigrants from Mexico that “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” In fact, this is so far removed from the truth. Many illegal immigrants are looking for better living conditions and to simply to work for a living, most are “good people”.
Although disallowing the use of hate speech is a violation of the First Amendment, During Trump's speech announcing his presidential bid back in June, Trump said, "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best... They're brining drugs. They're brining crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people," according to CNN (Zaru 1). More importantly, Trump caters to the idea that Mexicans are criminals who are only known for stealing American jobs and taking money from Americans. According to the 2010 Census data, less educated native born men age 18-39 had an incarceration rate of 10.7 percent, which is more than triple the 2.8 percent rate among foreign-born Mexican men, and five times greater than the 1.7 percent rate among foreign-born Salvadoran and Guatemalan men (Ewing et al. 1). Therefore, the assumptions and fallacies Donald Trump, along with many other GOP presidential candidates spew about Mexicans and illegal immigrants, is far from the truth, seeing as native born men are more likely to commit crimes than immigrants. According to the Washington Post, former GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson suggested that Muslims might be dangerous, and even compared Muslim Syrian refugees to dogs, saying, "If there's a rabid dog running around in your neighborhood, you're probably not going to assume something good about that dog. It doesn't mean you hate all dogs, but you're putting your intellect into motion" (Ehrenfreund 4). Subsequently, after terrorist attacks in places such as San Bernardino, California
Donald Trump is the kind of person who doesn’t even think before he speaks and feel as if he has the authority to say whatever pleases him. He speaks negatively about immigrants calling them criminals, rapists, and killers. In addition to this, he called his followers passionate after he was
Donald Trump and his views on Mexican immigration. This is about Donald Trump and his running for President. He is standing at a podium for a CNN interview talking about what his plans are if he should become president, when he begins speaking about immigration. The social problem here is in the joke cycle that plays on target groups, stereotypes, and ethnicity.
Trump supporters have been even more ethnocentric than before, because of the Election Day closing in on us. The studies in the article show the dramatic difference in ethnocentrism between Republicans and Democrats. “Almost 20 percent of Trump supporters disagree with the Emancipation Proclamation, which ended slavery in the United States.” This goes to show that a small percentage of Americans today would not mind if we still had slaves in society today. Trump has said himself that he wants to deport all Muslims and Mexicans back to their countries. Ethnocentrism is demonstrated by a graph showing which party (Democrat or Republican) has a higher level of ethnocentrism. With Trumps’ people-pleasing tactics he can try and persuade millions
“You’re a racist.” A term that people across the world don’t want to be deemed as. Racism in America has been rampant since the colonial era. From the 17th century to the present, basic human rights and privileges such as sexuality, education, immigration, voting rights, land acquisition, and criminal procedure have been exclusively given to White Americans but denied to Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic and Latino Americans. Racial profiling, racial slurs, and heinous, violent acts towards a racial background have been notorious for creating a divide in the “United” States. In modern media, multi-millionaire businessman and now President of the United States, Donald Trump has been pinned a white supremacist and a racist. A racist is a person who shows evidence of placing hierarchical value between racial groups, has a history of derogatory speech towards a particular racial group and also inspires other acts of hatred. One thing that is misunderstood is that a popular figure in the media or politics can’t be racist. It could be argued that Donald Trump isn’t a racist because of his long history of philanthropy initiatives, awards, and recognitions however, this doesn’t erase his history of discrimination and prejudice.