Everyone that crosses a U.S. border or born in the U.S. but not of Anglo-Saxon ancestry are automatically considered criminals and a threat to national security.
As a Nigerian I know the feeling of anxiety all too well every time I cross a U.S. border. I was recently subjected to a humiliating strip search at LAX by a Korean American ICE agent while his white supervisor supervised the process.
In the past they would use African American ICE agents to harass Africans at U.S. border entries, but the policy of pitching one minority group against another continues. The process can be humiliating and hostile with the sole purpose of making you feel not welcome to “God’s Own Country”.
This is the same feeling African American men have driving two or more deep through certain cities in Southern California like Culver City, Burbank, Glendale etc. A couple of days after the Rodney King beating by LAPD, I found myself surrounded by CHP and Santa Monica police on Santa Monica Blvd just because a white woman allergy I waved a gun at her on the 405 freeway.
My car was searched for guns, one of the officers even threatened to plant a gun in my car. He then told another officer to shoot me if I made any wrong move. Yeah I am hip to the fact that any “wrong” move could cost me my life.
By now there were about half a dozen police officers on the scene, a police helicopter flying above while I was securely handcuffed to an L.A. Times vending machine by the sidewalk. Now Trump wants this policy of “stop and frisk” for anyone a police officer deems suspicious Federal Law.
Humanity is color blind, there was this one anonymous white guy who kept driving by the scene, every time he drove by he would give me a reassuring head nod, a gesture that he got my back.
Guess what? I win the random search lottery every time I cross a U.S. border, heck I have watched them subject well respected former President of Ghana, Jerry Rawlings to a “just another nigger” treatment at BWI Airport.
Trump’s campaign is just an enhancement of long standing U.S. policy against non Anglo-Saxon people, you see he made an example of President Obama by casting doubt on his birthplace even though President Obama is already an outcast on paper solely for the color of his skin. – @OgbeniAyotunde