LftS: Immigration and Human Rights
2 years into the Trump Administration and we are seeing everything that we thought we would see but hoped we would not. The erasure of Obama era policies was to be expected especially considering the relationship between the 2 men. Although the legacy of Michelle oddly lives on and occasionally makes a guest appearance in the mouth of Melania, the current first lady. The embracing of the White Supremacist and their alt right conspiracies was again, expected, especially given Trumps track record for racism and for living in controversy. But other things that we are seeing while expected, we really hoped would not come to pass. The disruption of global politics to the level of making friends of enemies and enemies of friends is something that we expected but really hoped wouldn’t happen and prayed that congress would intervene if it looked like things were going in that direction. Changing military standards was something we expected but hoped wouldn’t happen and has with the introduction of the ban on transgenders. And racism, something we new all to well was going to be present but that we hoped would be kept to its usual undercover hidden in plain sight form, has reared its head loud and proud above the surface like a cancerous lump protruding ever farther from the skin of american society.
As the moral lies that have been laid over the american foundation of cruelty have been pulled back one layer at a time we get to the truth of what it means to be an american. A truth that has not changed since the founding of this nation. To be an american is to be White first, foremost, and with the utmost importance. As comments about shithole countries filled with brown and black people fly out of the white house, immigration policy changes have begun to take effect. We spoke in a previous episode about immigration changes targeted at preventing immigration from Africa countries. Now the Trump administration has begun a mandatory policy of separating children from parents at the border as a deterrent to keep people from trying to cross, and to make matter worse, they are losing chunks of the kids. In addition to that they have immigration agents stationed ahead of checkpoints preventing people from reaching US soil and claiming asylum. Of course these are almost always brown or black people. During this episode of Lessons from the Screen we will be taking a closer look at some of these Human Rights Violations with a special emphasis on immigration. As Black People, we should always pay extra close attention to how others are being treated because we know that what they will do to another group of people they will do to us. And in this case, they have done it before.
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