MS-13 and Representations of Immigrants as The Other


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.



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