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outrage from an african 'shithole' inhabitant | africa

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outrage from an african 'shithole' inhabitant | africa

i heard last night that the president of the united states believes that, as an african, i come from a shithole country. charming.donald trump - despite his subsequent denials - apparently insisted in a white house meeting that people from "shithole" countries, by which he means haiti and the entire continent of africa, should not be encouraged or allowed to come to the united states. norway is apparently still ok for him, so that's a relief.(to be honest, i almost feel sorry for norway. who would want to be on donald trump's personal list of most favoured nations?)but there's a more serious issue here: how should we react to racist statements from the president of the united states in a way that is appropriate to the gravity of what he is saying, and the basic dignities he seeks to erode?in the past year, we have been presented with an ever-growing multi-decker sandwich of presidential offensiveness - with ingredients including trump lying about the threat climate change poses to humanity, describing another country's population as "criminals" and conducting diplomacy by threatening to destroy another country while boasting about the size of his "nuclear button". his latest outburst is in flagrant defiance of values summed up in the statue of liberty itself. when i last looked, the poem at the foot of the statue did not read: "give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free… except if they come from shithole countries."his casual di...