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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. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (04 Feb 2017). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In his short time in office, President Trump has signed an order to construct his long-promised border wall with Mexico, and another which would stop 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 classifies as ‘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 (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2017 12:26
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2019 23:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69981

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