The Ongoing Dehumanization of Latino Migrants

The Ongoing Dehumanization of Latino Migrants
The Ongoing Dehumanization of Latino Migrants

The first GOP debate in Milwaukee delivered many observations that told a story about the new extremism of the Republican Party. But none is as serious as the ongoing dehumanization of Latino migrants, who have become target practice the way blacks and native Indians long ago experienced the same attacks and demonization. This process of attacking migrant workers crossing into the country because our immigration laws are dysfunctional and cannot welcome them legally, will eventually drive Congress to cross a red line in terms of treatment and punishment.

Already, Governor Craig Abbott is executing policies to kill as many migrant workers as he can. And Ron DeSantis forced migrant relocation program is as cruel and inhumane as it gets. On the stage in Milwaukee, Governor Christie suggested to track migrants, like FedEx packages, in order to throw them out when their time is up.

Hey Governor Christie, how about we tattoo their tracking numbers on their arms, too.

What will follow in the future, if history is our witness, is a relentless war on Latin Americans by the GOP base to match the war on African Americans since the civil war. This dehumanizing process will exact higher costs on our society than anyone can imagine if the GOP continues to demonize migrants while blocking any immigration reforms.

Should the President of the United States not address this issue if true to his beliefs? America is sliding into another violent episode that could affect another race group.

VIVEK JOINS THE DEHUMANIZATION PROCESS

It is not only the cruel and unfit Ron DeSantis who is dehumanizing migrants, but we have the child of actual immigrants in Vivek Ramaswamy, who is as cruel as they come. When it comes to causing migrants’ hardship in terms of driving hate and scorn, Ramaswamy is a unique Uncle Tom looking for acceptance as an Indian-American by the white nationalists of this country.

In an article by AP’s Alex Brandon, advocates for the migrant community have accused Ramaswamy of reaching deep into the dictionary of white supremacy when he uses the word “invasion” to describe the flow of migrant workers. Kica Matos, the president of the National Immigration Law Center, said the following about Ramaswamy’s choice of words:

It is deeply distressing to see that a child of immigrants, himself a person of color, would be lifting talking points from neo-Nazis.<span class="su-quote-cite"><a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/vivek-ramaswamy-celebrates-immigrant-family-pushing-far-right-border-p-rcna101592" target="_blank">AP byAlex Brandon - August 24, 2023</a></span>

Indeed, it is. But more importantly, it is dehumanizing the Latino migrants, which may lead down the path of violence. As it did when white supremacists dehumanized the native-Americans and black people before.

Vivek is a fully-accepted brown person today because, as Pawan Dhingra, a professor of American studies at Amherst College, puts it to AP: “He’s not looking for embracing diversity, He’s very nationalist. … It’s designed, in my mind, to kind of say, ‘Listen, I’m your kind of immigrant.’”

What a shame! All that talent kowtowing for acceptance as a brown person by haters of brown people.

Should the President of the United States not address this issue if true to his beliefs? America is sliding into another violent episode that could affect another race group.

The Ongoing Dehumanization of Latino Migrants

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