Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Encourage Dialogue

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Encourage Dialogue

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Reading the Jan. 15 Post-Gazette article "Trump Says DACA Is 'Probably Dead'" and the editorial "Reason as Racism" calls for a response. White superiority, immigrants and racism are so interconnected. It is hard to speak of one without crossing into the other.

White superiority, which is ingrained in the American culture, finds itself believing that people of color or nationality, etc., are inferior no matter where they live. White superiority wants immigrants to be like us - white, or as the president expressed it, from Norway. It is not surprising then that white superiority characterizes immigrants in relation to "shithole" countries and nondesirable for residency here.It is very accurate to name white superiority operative when such a term for a country is used as a racist statement.

While President Donald Trump could well be racist, it would be better to speak out and say that the statement is racist rather than tag a person as racist. …

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