Category: Racism

Debbie Nathan: Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” Policy

Exposing Migrants to Rape, Kidnapping, and Murder in Dangerous Border Cities

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Marjorie Cohn: Trump Gives Up Citizenship Question But Doubles Down on Terrorizing Immigrants

On July 11, President Trump gave up his fight to ask people about their citizenship on the 2020 census. The question, which the administration has been trying to add to the census since 2017, would have resulted in a significant undercount by dissuading people in households with undocumented residents from responding to the census. An estimated 6.5 Read more…

Adelina Nicholls: Know Your Rights

How Immigrant Rights Activists Are Preparing for Looming ICE Deportation Raids

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The 2020 Presidential Race and Trump’s Crisis at the Border

Interview on why she courted controversy by referring to some facilities as concentration camps; why she thinks the Department of Homeland Security is irredeemable; and whether Joe Biden is qualified to be President

Filiberto Nolasco Gomez: On the Front Lines of Trump’s Immigration War in the U.S. Heartland

Worthington, Minnesota, home to a major meatpacking plant with a majority immigrant workforce, is a microcosm of an expanding border regime where a power struggle unfolds between longtime residents and newcomers

Various Contributors: Call to Action to Shut Down Trump Detention Camps

Unless people step up to stop them, concentration camps always get worse. Today it’s refugees; tomorrow it could be Muslims, journalists, political opponents, and anyone who doesn’t think or look quite right

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Kevin Zeese: Transforming Immigration Policy

We can end the self-created border crisis and replace it with policies based on respect for human rights and self-determination and cooperation to build an economy that works for all

Estefania Castañeda Pérez: Reducing Migrants’ Lives to One Grisly Photograph

In the name of “sparking a reaction” from an indifferent public, images of migrant deaths decontextualize their reasons for fleeing and gloss over the impact of decades of prevention through deterrence policy

Dedrick Asante-Muhammad: Why 21st-Century America Needs to Enact Reparations

The greatest beneficiary of America finally investing in reparations won’t be only the low-wealth population that deserves this investment. It will be the moral foundation of our country

Lornet Turnbull: Database Is Tracking and Exposing Officers’ Bigoted Facebook Posts

It’s found more than 5,000 racist, sexist, and Islamophobic Facebook posts and comments by law enforcement

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