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'A View From the Bottom'

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  • 'Nothing brings out the worst in xenophobic America like the color of a person’s skin. Oh yeah.
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  • Why, even in “our modern times” the color of a person’s skin will segregate one into enclaves and ghettos that riddle the California stateside like perky little Gazas here and there.
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  • Can Race Ever Be on the Back Burner?
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Don Nash, Axis of Logic

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Nothing brings out the worst in xenophobic America like the color of a person’s skin. Oh yeah.

America has a tried and troubling history of genocidal ethnic cleansing of ‘colored’ people. For our power-point presentation, let us review the treatment of Native Americans. America’s “First Nations” that are now, well, nowhere to be seen. Well, except maybe on “reservations” or back alley dark places where that aforementioned ‘native’ is passed out from a serious overdose of alcohol. See Gallup, New Mexico for further illustration.
Once America had driven the ‘red man’ to a final solution, it was on to the ‘yellow menace’. See California gold rushes, railroad construction, and of course San Francisco’s ‘yellow ghettos’. The treatment of “Chinese” migrants might be construed as worse than today’s treatment of migrants but realistically, not by so much. Then one could fly to World War II era treatment of “interned” Japanese. California sort of set the bar pretty high when it comes to treatment for the “color” of a person’s skin. Why, even in “our modern times” the color of a person’s skin will segregate one into enclaves and ghettos that riddle the California stateside like perky little Gazas here and there.

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