He has reached new heights. Trump made headlines for saying that Mexico only sends immigrants to this country who are criminals, which include rapists. “Mexico sends its people, they are not sending their best…They’re sending people that have lots of problems, they’re bringing those problems to us. They're
Trump is one of the candidates running for the Republican Party bid for President of the United States. He wrote a three-page statement explaining why he believes that “the worst elements of Mexico are being pushed into the United States by the Mexican government”. In this statement, he explains that many of the Mexicans that come to America are drug dealers, rapists, and other criminals. This is all coming from a man that is viewed by millions of people as a plausible candidate for President of the United States. There will come a time where people that supports Trump, because of his discriminatory view on race, will act on those beliefs violently and without discrimination.
Donald Trump has made it extremely clear that he himself is a racist, so in result his government supporting him will be the same thing. In a recent appearance, Donald Trump has made the promise “to build a “great wall” on the Mexican-American border, and then bizarre promise that Mexico would pay for it.” (Hollywood Life) If he does so, he is discriminating against the Hispanic race, which is racist! If he is allowed to do so it is because our government leaders have allowed him to do so, because it is well known that the President cannot make any moves without government approval. The only way they would support such a decision is if majority were in agreeance with the decision, and if so? They are racist as well.
A good example that projects a clear image of both realistic and symbolic threats combined would the current immigration issue in the U.S. President Trump has persuaded enough people that undocumented immigrants are a threat for our socioeconomic standing. He has used Mexicans and now Salvadorans as his main examples to create such fear and anger towards the entire Hispanic population. He has used the idea of unemployment and criminal behavior as the realistic threat while the symbolic threat comes in naturally because racial and ethnic groups are indeed culturally
While I was reading “The Myth of the Latin Women” by Judith Cofer, I could tell she had lots of emotion. Whenever she had an opportunity to express how she felt at a certain moment, she would. Cofer also went into detail about the stereotypes that are put onto Latinas especially here in the United States, but honestly its not only the Latinas that have bad stereotypes. Latinos in general are seen as people who just come here illegally, steal jobs, and commit crime. Like Donald Trump recently said during an interview that Latinos especially Mexicans are rapists and criminals.
A main piece of evidence supporting that claim is the 16 Americans that the Mexicans killed on supposed “American Soil”. However, those 16 Americans were killed in disputed the land. The land was not Mexico’s, nor was it America’s, it was basically unclaimed. Both Mexico’s and America’s viewpoints on their borders were different, so that is most likely the reason behind the disputed land. Additionally, President Polk knew about the border issues, and expected Mexicans to be there.
The glow of America casts a ripple of hope upon those who struggle. Those who live among poverty and violence look to America and see a wonderful country filled with opportunity. However, in recent months, America has become a laughingstock, a joke. Donald Trump, as well as many conservative Republicans would like to would like to build a wall separating America from Mexico, limit a woman’s choices, and deny current citizens basic psychological and physical assistance. We should work towards building human connections, not walls.
The song was released in 2015, during a time that witnessed extreme racism towards the Mexican people. Tensions between the Mexican government and the United States were slowly escalating for a multitude of reasons, and the American people took an unjust stance against Mexico. Although the racism and prejudice towards Mexicans is still prevalent in American society, creating supportive music is a move in the right direction for humanity. The music video shows celebrities from other countries stating, “We are all Mexicans” as a show of support to the Mexican people. The music video is original and compliments the lyrics of the song.
The penultimate character who uses Ophelia in Hamlet is King Claudius. Although he has minimal interaction with Ophelia throughout the play, the reader is still able to see how Ophelia is a victim as a result of his actions. Much like Polonius, Claudius uses Ophelia to spy on Hamlet. He uses Ophelia to try and uncover what Hamlet is hiding from him. In Act 3, scene 1, Claudius tells Gertrude, “...leave us too / For we have closely sent for Hamlet hither, / That he, as ‘twere by accident, may here / Affront Ophelia” (Shakespeare 136).
But despite this fear, some parts of Manifest Destiny did win. Ultimately, California was given to the United States by Mexico. America spanned from coast to coast, so part of Polk’s reason for beginning this war was fulfilled. But it can certainly not be said that this war was successful, many died, and the true nature of many Americans was revealed. Through the brutal murders and rapes commited by some of the highest class American men on Mexican citizens, and the racist reasons the American public wanted to end the Mexican Americans War, the true xenophobic nature of many Americans at that time can be
Annexing Texas and declaring war caused more problems for Mexico and America. America should have left Texas to Mexico. It caused many security problems to Mexico and brought the issues of slaves. It also seems as if america was “asking” for a war. Mexico did indeed throw the first punch, but America was taunting them.
They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.” (Patten, 2015) I believe Trump was completely out of line to publicly announce this, and not all illegal immigrants from Mexico and other Hispanic countries have brought crime, drugs, and, rape. Many of the undocumented are coming to the United States solely for a second chance at a better life for themselves and their
By taking a stand in favor of a more humane immigration policy, Selders did just that. In the wake of his trip, Selders faced tremendous political repercussions. He was vilified on local talk radio (Riccardi), and received angry emails and “more hate calls than I care to mention” (qtd. in Quintero). Some accused him of wanting to turn Greeley into a sanctuary for illegal immigrants.
In addition, the U.S. hoped to better relations with Mexico by using the Good Neighbour Policy, but the Mexicans found that the ties of the Good Neighbour Policy were making the Americans more dominant over some areas of the economy, like the oil industry, while millions of Mexican’s still lived in poverty. The Good Neighbour Policy is another method of neo-colonialism because the U.S. tried to use peaceful diplomacy to further their expansion and control over Latin America. The Good Neighbour Policy was not effective because it led to U.S. military intervention in Cuba and the U.S was dominating the Mexican industry, but was quite a different result when Canada used the Good Neighbour policy in Latin America. Canadian foreign policy was very similar to U.S. foreign policy because, in fact, Canada adopted the Good Neighbour Policy from the U.S. to promote better relations in Latin America. John M. Kirk and Peter McKenna argue that Canada actually kept true to its word with the Good Neighbour Policy because in Cuba they promoted a peaceful relationship, which has led to a bilateral trade of 500 million dollars.
In E.J. Dionne Jr.’s editorial titled “Don’t Fall for the Media Distortion about Trump”, the popularity of Trump is questioned and analyzed based on the media’s portrayal of his political race. Dionne disperses an array of different logical appeals throughout his editorial to develop and clarify his argument. After discussing poll numbers in favor of the current president, the author states that if Americans “had lost all confidence in their institutions” (Dionne), discontent would be more evident. With this assertion, the author indicates that the views of Trump supporters are not representative of the American public.