Immigration has historically been a controversial issue in the US political discourse. Whether Germans, Irish, Italians, Asians or Latin Americans they have all faced resistance based at worst on racist or nativist attitudes.
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As Notre Dame Cathedral burned, posting on Facebook circulated – a grainy video of what appeared to be man in traditional Muslim garb up in cathedral.
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper spoke of the “shame” he felt that some white people “kind of looked the other way during these lynching incidents.”
Roosevelt warned us, “The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself,” because fear leads to poor choices. When a president can vilify an elected representative who happens to be a woman and a muslim, we have given into fear.
A recent attacks against impoverished foreign nationals isn’t about outsiders, but rather about the country’s problems and contentious politics.
The Global Slavery Index, published annually by human rights group Walk Free Foundation, estimates that 2 percent of the population are still enslaved.
Mexico’s president on Monday denounced racism in his country a day after ‘Roma’ Oscar wins with a plot that highlighted prejudice and inequality.
The Oscar-nominated film Green Book depict post-World War II America as a land of wide prosperity while mapping safe route through era of discrimination.
“Lowering voting age will give voice to young people and provide tool to hold politicians accountable to issues they care about,” Low said in a statement.
Atrocities committed against black Americans generations ago are having an impact today on their descendants’ decision to cast ballots in elections.