Former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton was wrong when she referred to half of Trump’s supporters as “deplorable.” They are all deplorable.
Racist sentiment increasingly more apparent during Donald J. Trump presidency than at any other time in recent American history.
Illustrating how racist rhetoric has overtly increased, the behaviour exhibited by Trump’s Arizonan supporters have made it abundantly clear their ability to accept other people does not exist.
In a recent article published by “Raw Story,” journalist Bob Brigham eloquently describes how Navajo lawmaker Rep. Eric Descheenie (D-Chinle) was harassed.
The Navajo, after the Cherokee, is the largest federally recognized tribe in the United States.
Not that either the Trump Presidency or his supporters would recognise it, the Navajo Nation independently governs the reservation in the Four Corners area of Arizona, Utah and New Mexico.
Even though the traditional Navajo language can be heard spoken throughout the reservation, many tribal members also speak English.
Apparently, having dark skin is a sign of being an illegal. Trump’s supporters specifically targeted “dark-skinned lawmakers, legislative staffers and children,” wrote Brigham.
If anyone has a right to live in this land, it is Descheenie. The Navajo, has a tribe, predates the existence of the United States by hundreds of years. Despite, this point, Trump supporters are ever more ignorant of history.
When asked if he was in the country “illegally,” Descheenie said, “I’m indigenous to these lands … My ancestors fought and died on these lands.”
Trump supporters see a dark-skinned person and automatically jump to the conclusion he or she is in the country illegally. They fail to recognise the historical hypocrisy of their words.
White people are the illegals. The only peoples truly native to this land are the indigenous tribes that existed prior to the arrival of Europeans.
If you think the behaviour exhibited in Arizona can be attributed to a few isolated incidents, you would be mistaken.
It was not just Descheenie that was singled out for racist treatment, legislative staffers Lisette Flores and Selianna Robles had also been on the receiving end of Trumpian discrimination.
“They assume things about you. There’s not much we can do,” Robles said. “We work for the state, we’re public servants, and we’re just here to do our job.”
Even though Arizonan native Robles was raised in San Luis, Trump supporters only see the colour of her skin. It’s like jugging content of the book by the cover. The shallowness shown by Trump’s supporters reflects greatly the appalling behaviour the president himself typifies.