The Long History of Blaming Immigrants in Times of Sickness
“Fear and Scapegoating during a Pandemic” kicked off "Pandemic Perspectives: Stories Through Collections," a twice-monthly online panel discussion organized by the curators and historians @amhistorymuseum. https://t.co/OosRSeBnda— Smithsonian Magazine (@SmithsonianMag) October 19, 2020
Health Editor’s Note: The xenophobia that has come from the COVID-19 pandemic was here long before we experienced the the current pandemic. How many times can Trump be quoted as using the term, ‘Chinese Flu’? Trump is often heard blaming the Democrats for COVID-19. He of course blames everyone but himself and his criminal mishandling of the pandemic from its beginning and even now he has no plan to get us out of this viral morass.
Fact is that The Naturalization Act in 1790 was a law that described citizenship for only free white persons of good moral character. America was founded on stolen land, stolen from the indigenous peoples who were here long before Columbus and the white men that followed.
We have to be better than this……Carol