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Response to JHan (Reply #95)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 02:49 PM

128. People being opposed to immigration is not usually about racism, it's about the economy too

 

You are looking at everything through the lens of trying to make it fit into what you already believe instead of stopping to consider it may be something different. Listen to those who complain about immigration and weak borders...they have been told that illegal immigrants are taking their jobs and being given welfare "handouts" from their hard earned tax dollars. They care about this so much because they are busting their asses working so hard and going without and they are pissed that they are "paying for those not working." It's not about race at all to these people in MOST cases. It's about their own financial struggles and them living paycheck to paycheck and not getting ahead despite working hard. They don't give a shit about the color of anyone. They are just frustrated and angry because the GOP has convinced them that all these freeloaders are sucking up all their tax dollars while they are sitting on their asses doing nothing.

As far as muslims go...that is fear for safety and being afraid of terrorism on US soil. They don't really care about the religion so much in most cases (especially northern states). Doesn't make it right, obviously.

Immigration to Trump voters is mostly about the economy and fear of terrorism. For a small percentage it's about race, and that small number of racist assholes are disgusting. That's just not the motivation for most of the people who voted for him. The GOP has been demonizing poor people for a very long time. Many minorities fall into that category, but so do a hell of a lot of white people. It's time to start focusing on things that help EVERYONE universally.

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