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Why Trump’s Wall is not racist, the Muslim ban is, and why the difference matters

Kaufmann, Eric (2017) Why Trump’s Wall is not racist, the Muslim ban is, and why the difference matters. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (30 Jan 2017). Website.

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Abstract

In recent days, President Donald Trump has signed an order to construct his long-promised border wall with Mexico, and another which would stop Syrian refugees from entering the US and placed a 90-day ban on immigrants from seven Muslim countries. Eric Kaufmann writes that Trump’s Muslim ban is racist as it is based on an irrational fear of Muslims, but the Wall is not, as it normal for states to wish to control their borders. It is important, he argues, that we should not apply the label “racist” indiscriminately, or it will become harder to spot real racism when it appears.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2017 13:06
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2020 00:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69372

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