- Mexico no ‘safe third country’ for refugees
- The U.S. helped cause the problems many migrants face in their own countries; we should help fix them
- Administration admits border deployment was a $200 million election stunt
- Why don’t they enter legally? Trump won’t let them
- U.S. and Mexico discussing a deal that could slash migration at the border
- The 14 most common arguments against immigration and why they’re wrong
Someone who witnessed the following (paraphrased) exchange on Facebook commented that she couldn’t honestly tell sometimes whether people are genuinely confused about the difference between description and prescription, “is” versus “ought,” or are just trolling.
I have trouble fathoming the former, but the latter is more disturbing.
This morning Roxane Gay tweeted “It is interesting to note the difference in support for the kids in FL versus the kids in Black Lives Matter. I say that with full admiration for the kids in FL, to survive such a trauma and fight for everyone to be safer. But that’s also what was happening in Ferguson and beyond.”
She’s right. There are differences– Black Lives Matter is fighting against police racism and brutality, while the Parkland students are fighting against gun culture and the politicians who benefit from and perpetuate gun culture. But gun culture and the police brutality have a love-hate relationship with each other, and mutual racist sentiments and behavior going back probably as long as both have existed. Their common violence must be our common cause.