According to the New York Times, President Trump has done another blatantly racist act. On Friday, the last day of January, he has placed a ban on persons in Africa’s biggest country from traveling into the United States. Nigeria, as well as Myanmar, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan, and Tanzania have just been added to his restricted travel list.
Congresswoman Yvette Clarke took no time to comment on the President’s bigoted sanction.
“America’s Bigot-in-Chief has struck again–this time limiting the rights and banning immigration from certain African countries.” Says the Brooklyn lawmaker, “We have seen him do this in various iterations, including the Muslim ban, which occurred three years ago this week. President Trump’s announcement of an African Ban further perpetuates his racist, xenophobic agenda to whitewash America. ”
Showing how this xenophobic mandate will affect the people she serves, the Congresswoman explained, “Where I come from in Central Brooklyn we celebrate our differences. Looking back on history books, I hope generations will recognize Donald J. Trump’s abhorrent behavior and his attempt to whitewash America. America has a troubled history of abusing people of color, like slavery and Japanese internment camps. We will fight this latest ban because this is not a time that we want our history to repeat itself.”
“My district is one of the most diverse places in America–and this is a GOOD thing, not a bad thing, as Trump would like us to believe. The folk in NY-09 are at the bullseye of Trump’s policies because we are such a diverse community. We will persevere in the face of injustice and in the face of Donald J. Trump and his racist, xenophobic agenda.”