When we think of discrimination, we like to tie it to racism, but it's really not about the group that is at present the target. It is about the self superiority that inspired it, because more groups are set to come.
This week's Full Frontal with Samantha Bee on
TBS had a great segment on black history month, and in the piece, they
were talking about a black soldier that learned to fly and went to
Ethiopia to help them fight Italian Fascism with Mussolini, after the
WHITE League of Nations said meh to offering aid, and the piece ended
with the commentary that it would take 5 more years for the League to see fascism as a threat...not till they attacked WHITE countries.
And, so discrimination always progresses from the easiest targets (those they know more people dislikes) and progresses to everyone that is different. So, for the GOP it is....those TERRORISTS. Those MUSLIM terrorists (to a majority Christian nation). Those MUSLIMS. Those Hispanic drug lords. Those Hispanics. Those Asian warlords. Those Asians. The African warlords. Those s***hole countries. And, finally...immigrants. So, it stops there, right?
Wrong. Then, it moves to the President of the United States having the following exchange with one of his own government employees...
"'Where are you from?' the president asked, according to two officials with direct knowledge of the exchange.
"New York, she replied.
"Trump was unsatisfied and asked again, the officials said. Referring
to the president’s hometown, she offered that she, too, was from
Manhattan. But that’s not what the president was after.
He wanted to know where “your people” are from, according to the
officials, who spoke under condition of anonymity due to the nature of
the internal discussions."
Not an "immigrant" but was being judged by where her ANCESTRY was from....because apparently coming from WHITE races makes you more..what...smarter, trustworthy, AMERICAN?
But, racism doesn't start or stop with even country of origin. It is seen in any way in which you differ (by way of freedom) from the one doing the discriminating. The current WHITE, MALE, EVANGELICAL, STRAIGHT, REPUBLICAN, RICH leadership will eventually get around to restrict your freedom to succeed being anything else.