Can we see the normalization of racism in the highest levels of the government in the USA?
This normalization of racism can be seen in the highest levels of government. The president of the United States, Donald J. Trump, recently tweeted ‘Sadly, because President Obama has done such a poor job as president, you won’t see another black president for generations!’ People like Trump, who normalize racism, are increasing racism not only in their country but around the world. This leads to the thousands of hate crimes previously discussed. The President has continued the act of normalization and ‘…has been branded a shocking and shameful racist…’ after it was revealed that he was heard discussing the home nations of immigrants hoping to start a new life in America including, ‘…African nations, as well as Haiti and El Salvador as “shitholes” and questioned why so many of their citizens had ever been permitted to enter America.’
Although the news can highlight different cultures and traditions it can also be extremely racist. A news article posted by the mail on Sunday had the headlines “Muslim Gang slashed tyres of immigration-raid van” then later. This was found out to be inaccurate and possibly simply assumed. The mail on Sunday Apologized for their racist headlines and changed and retracted. Has the word Muslim become a bait buzzword which is used to spread hatred and bigotry? When the 2017 Westminster attack took place, there were over 4000 offences towards mainly Muslims in the month March 2017 alone. And there were over 5000 offences in the month July 2016 when the EU referendum results were announced. However in July 2014, conflict in Israel and Gaza, there was only around 3500 offences.