The new immigration executive action is racist. Showing preference for Christians doesn’t make it any less racist. 

This weekend, it’s Muslims because that kind of ban is easy to push. But next weekend, next month, next year? Who else does the US not like? What other group(s) of people does Trump’s America disdain? 

This ban is biased guilt by association. You are from a Muslim country. Terrorists are Muslim. Therefore, you are a terrorist.

This logic is faulty and can and will be applied (as all things are once they are in play) to other groups, religions, and nations the Trump administration does not approve of.

Let’s talk about Korea. For so many Americans there is only North Korea. Americans are barely cognizant of a South Korea (although Samsung may have helped to change that until their phones began exploding). The faulty logic drapes nicely here. The continued fear of a DPRK ICBM striking America will easily drive a Korean travel ban with average Americans not batting much of an eye based on other, racial stereotypes of Koreans (they eat dogs, they are shitty drivers, most of the woman are prostitutes).

As an American citizen living abroad with a South Korean wife and child, we have been slowing building a 4-6 year exodus plan to live in America. To be near my family and to live with more space and more culture. The thought of living in America seems more and more distant with this administration. We already live in a country that denies asylum seekers bases on the color of their skin. We already live in a country that is xenophobic, where the average Joe Kim discriminates against anyone who is not of his race, his culture, his country. If the prospect of moving becomes which mildly oppressive, racist government do we want to live under, which is better? 

The answer is the one where: the most money can be saved and the best healthcare can be had. Sadly, that looks to be less and less like America. 

Given the way the week has fallen, orders signed, actions signed, making America great again looks to be mostly about making America white, Christian, and unforgiving. 


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