I've been slow about getting to this, but it's vile — part xenophobia, part attempt to pressure colleges into feeding a pandemic. Grotesque.
Fwiw, if necessary I'll do Socratic dialogues in Central Park this fall. But the nastiness and stupidity burn.
I believe civility, decency & politeness are important. It’s not uncivil, indecent or impolite to name or call out racism, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism. Looking at you, Mr. President. And, your Cabinet. cc &
No, Mr. McCarthy, nationality has no bearing on your likelihood of contracting or spreading the coronavirus.
Misinformation like that leads to discrimination against Asian-Americans.
That kind of destructive xenophobia has no place in our society, or our public health response.
I expected this moment but I expected to be more joyful. Maybe jump up & do a happy dance. Maybe.
But I’m just sad and heartbroken. What he’s left behind can’t be erased with this vote.
The bigotry and xenophobia he’s emboldened. The lies.
It will take generations to recover.
BREAKING: SCOTUS has upheld Trump’s Muslim ban. This is not the first time the Court has been wrong, or has allowed official racism and xenophobia to continue rather than standing up to it.
History has its eyes on us — and will judge today’s decision harshly. #NoMuslimBanEver