Friday, December 11, 2015

Trump Calls for a Ban on White Male Immigrants

December 10, 2015

In an uncharacteristic move that surprised many of his followers, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has called for a ban that would prohibit white males from entering the U.S.

"Let's face it," Trump said, "We are a dangerous group of people.  It's bad enough  that our country has over 100 million potentially volatile white males on the loose already.  The last thing we need is more European white male immigrants crossing our border, wreaking havoc on our society. I propose a ban on all of them. If a white male who is already a citizen travels abroad, he should probably be allowed to return," Trump conceded, "because he is an American after all.  But otherwise, let's keep the bad guys out."

Statistically speaking, Trump is correct.  White males are responsible for more than their fair share of mass violence and terrorism.  Few of us can forget such atrocities as Columbine, Eliot Rodger's misogynistic  rampage in  Southern California, Dylan Roof's brutal attack on a black church in South Carolina, or, going back a little further, Timothy McVeigh's horrific bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City.  Not to mention the many incidents of police brutality against unarmed black civilians.

"White male violence has become an epidemic," argued Trump, "and it would be silly for us to sit back and do nothing."  Trump went on, "FDR was a popular president, and when we were at war with Japan, he did what he had to do.  Now I'm not saying we should put all white men into internment camps, but let's face it, we'd probably be safer if we did."

Republican hopeful Jeb Bush denounced Trump's proposal, arguing that Trump has really crossed a line, essentially eliminating himself as a viable candidate for President.  "I'm not used to being stereotyped," he said, "and frankly, it hurts my feelings."  Another Republican contender, Dr. Ben Carson, disagreed with the proposal for other reasons.  ¨Ï believe,¨ he said, ¨that through hard work, perseverance, and faith in God, even white males can potentially become contributing members of society.  I have a feeling that repealing Obamacare is the first step towards making this happen.¨

Written by Diana Shapiro

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