As a Mexican-American man with little exposure to Jewish people up until college, that hate always seemed like one group of white people discriminating another group of white people for no good reason.
I never understood why if our country went to war against the Nazis in World War II, we would have Americans that would act like the enemy.
We are supposed to be the heroes, not the villains.
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There’s a former American Nazi Party official running on the GOP ticket for United States Congress in Illinois. Trump defended the Nazis who marched and murdered in Charlottesville. His administration demonizes and criminalizes the lives of people of color, non-Christians, LGBT citizens, and immigrants.
And in 1939, 20,000 Americans rallied in Madison Square Garden to support the Nazis. It can’t happen here? IT ALREADY HAS.
Before World War II, the American government cranked up the propaganda machine to WELCOME immigrants with a Sunday afternoon radio program from the INS called I’m An American. Sara Laskow reports for NPR’s All Things Considered.
Here’s the show with immigration posterboy and refugee from the Nazis Albert Einstein: