Provided by: http://www.santafenewmexican.com/opinion/my_view/trump-s-presidency-is-normalizing-racism-in-america/article_36458b24-bdf5-5b5c-9d94-487d15f2ebe7.html Flaviano Graciano
“I’m scared of what my future holds,” said Paola Garcia, holding back tears as she opened a YouTube video she posted titled Please help! It has gone viral and made national headlines.
Garcia is a 21-year-old senior at Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky., and a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, beneficiary. She made the video in response to a Facebook post made by a former Transylvania classmate, Taylor Ragg, on the “10th Crusade Enthusiast” Facebook page, asking members to report Garcia to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for “bragging about breaking the law.” Ragg’s message was heard. “Racists are emboldened today,” Garcia says, and to tell you the truth, she may be right.
Since the Trump administration took power, stories like Garcia’s have been more common. In another viral video posted by the organization, United We Dream on Facebook, a white woman publicly harassed two Hispanic women at a Texas bus stop, telling them to go back to Mexico. “Sit on the cement, or this gringa from the United States will call ICE,” she told the two women, in broken Spanish.
Donald Trump’s numerous actions attacking the undocumented community continue to normalize racial discrimination in America. The public endorsement of former KKK leader David Duke gave Americans the idea that our very own president is OK with racially fueled agendas. (READ FULL ARTICLE IN COMMENTS) 👇👇👇👇