Many Are Speaking out Against Trump’s Racism

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The American people have gotten quite fed up with the lexicon currently being promoted by the POTUS, most recently regarding his Tweets about four freshman congresswomen of color. The usually esteemed position of POTUS has traditionally been one of the most influential public positions a person could ever be in, and Trump’s recent language is ringing alarm bells from coast to coast on more than one continent. In a Twitter rant on July 14th, Trump said, “Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how.”

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Three of the freshman congresswomen he was referring to—Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley— were born United States citizens and the fourth—Ilhan Omar—came to the United States as a twelve-year-old refugee and has been a legal United States citizen for a long time.

Trump’s tweets were in response to the same freshman congresswomen condemning the inhumane conditions at the U.S. southern border. This is not the America that we all know or want. This is not the sentiment of truth that we have spent hundreds of years fighting for, and the people are saying “enough is enough.”

Here are some of the responses that have been floating around the internet:

The outcry actually prompted a vote in the House of Representatives to condemn Trump’s racist language, which successfully passed under Nancy Pelosi by a vote of 240-187. Only four Republicans voted in favor of condemning the racist language.

Where this will lead, we do not know. But we know one thing for certain: racism does not belong in the United States of America.