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Fri Apr 29, 2016, 12:51 PM

What the Germans think about a Trump Presidency.

http://www.theroot.com/articles/politics/2016/03/to_germans_there_s_something_familiar_about_donald_trump.html?wpisrc=obinsite

Very interesting article.

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 12:59 PM

1. They are right - they are absolutely right!



That’s why, when Trump says he wants to ban Muslims from coming to the U.S. (remember, an estimated 23 percent of American Muslims are black), that there are “good Mexicans” and “bad Mexicans,” Germans hear that massive deportations and internments are coming. But Americans, including black Americans, assume that it’s the same rhetoric we’ve always heard. When George Wallace said, “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow and segregation forever” in 1963, black folks weren’t re-enslaved. Later comments from other political figures, referring to “welfare queens” and “superpredators,” foretold of bad policy, but not the end of America as we knew it. So we rationalize that things might be bad, but essentially we’d all be perfectly fine under President Trump, right?


All of this puts me in an interesting position. I’m acutely aware of the racial realities in the U.S., but I found myself trying to assuage the concerns of mostly white Germans about an American political leader rising to power off of racial resentment and violent rhetoric.

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Fri Apr 29, 2016, 01:02 PM

2. At least someone

recognizes it.

He needs to be called out around the planet.

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