MS-13 and Representations of Immigrants as The Other

HOW DO WE JUSTIFY INHUMANE TREATMENT OF REFUGEE CHILDREN?

The Trump Administration’s police state tactics against immigrants and refugees should come as no surprise. He ran on such a cruel policy. During the campaign, he promised to make millions of people suffer as a component of making America Great Again. He’s doing just that, and his supporters embrace what he’s doing. Make no mistake. the cruelty inflicted in our name is not a bug in the system. It is a feature of the system.

In this video, I explore how the Administration used MS-13 to develop representations of southern immigrants as dangerous “Others”. Controlling representations of “Those People” can be analyzed using W.E.B. Dubois theory on the cultural elements of oppression, what I call The Discourse of the Other. Take a look.

 

Sources:

https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/news/stories/2008/january/ms13_011408https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:ABcnjXz9HOkJ:https://www.justice.gov/opa/speech/file/958481/download+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=ushttps://www.theatlantic.com/news/archive/2017/06/trump-ms-13/528453/https://www.thenation.com/article/time-for-a-us-apology-to-el-salvador/https://reason.org/wp-content/uploads/files/a87d1550853898a9b306ef458f116079.pdfhttps://madsociologistblog.com/2017/01/29/the-trump-lie-about-vetting-refugees/https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/03/06/us/politics/undocumented-illegal-immigrants.html

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