Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders is shutting down racism, from the GOP and elsewhere, one speech at a time. Speaking at Georgetown University today Sanders said it was "our job" to put an end to heinous racism and Islamophobia, against Latinos and Syrian refugees respectively.
Over the Summer Donald Trump, [insert insulting adjective here], ridiculously called Mexicans "rapists" and "criminals" in a nasty anti-immigration speech, which Sanders denounced today. "If Donald Trump and others who refer to Latinos, people from Mexico, as criminals and rapists, if they want to open that door, our job is to shut that door and shut it tight," said Sanders. "This country has gone too far. Too many have people suffered, and too many people have died for us to continue hearing racist words coming from major political leaders."
But those racist remarks have continued and heightened following ISIS’s atrocious attacks on Paris. Some of those remarks have come from, you guessed it, Trump. Again. He said the U.S. would be "insane" to host any Syrian refugees after the Paris attacks even though, as we've said before, these refugees are trying to escape ISIS. Other now irrelevant presidential candidates have parroted his sentiments.
Sanders took on these racist sentiments earlier this week saying, "I am disturbed by some of what I am hearing from my Republican colleagues, and I will just say this: During these difficult times, as Americans we will not succumb to racism," he said. "We will not allow ourselves to be divided and succumb to Islamophobia. We will not turn our backs on the refugees."
For everyone preaching "All lives matter" at all times except now, explain why the lives of refugees don't matter. Please and thank you.
[via Huffington Post]