Trump: stereotypes and immigrant bans

Donald Trump’s proposed ban on immigrants from countries with any “terrorist leanings” doesn’t make sense. You can’t put these people into one category and assume that they all have this influence in them. Some may just be trying to escape all of it, and America needs to support them. Trump would take away a chance for these people to escape all the violence and take away a safe opportunity by putting them in this category.

This is similar to what the U.S. did to the Japanese Americans during World War II after Pearl Harbor was bombed.  We put them in these camps because we associated them with bombing, when they had nothing to do with it.  

Trump likes to target the Muslim population in particular with these proposed immigration bans. He specifically mentions them in his speeches and associates most of them with ISIS, when many are just innocent people trying to escape the threat of violence to their families. Is he really going to deny them this safety because of the religion they practice? He is associating all Muslims with these few extremists when most are likely perfectly normal. My sister has a friend who is Muslim and is a really sweet girl.  Is Trump going to put her in this category just because of her religion?

Another thing Trump likes to talk about a lot is how he is going to build a wall along the southern border of the U.S. to stop immigrants and drugs from coming over from Mexico. He also mentions that Mexico will pay for this wall. Mexico is one of our allies and building this wall and making them pay for it is not a smart thing to do.

“A nation without borders is not a nation,” Trump said. But Europe has worse problems, like government instability and attacks, and there are neighboring countries that are enemies and you don’t see Europeans building up walls everywhere. Mexico is our ally, do we really want to jeopardize that?

Trump stereotypes people based on their religion and race. He doesn’t filter what he says or does. Is this really someone that we want as our next president?

One thought on “Trump: stereotypes and immigrant bans

  • October 21, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    I totally agree with you! The fact that Trump is taking away the opportunity to live a safe life from violence is not fair for anyone that is trying to escape from that. I love the point you made about how Mexico is one of our allies and if we make them pay for the wall that it is not a smart move. Great article and keep up the great work!

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