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Viva la Resistencia: No, Mr. Trump, clothing and tattoos don't make every Central American kid criminal


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Viva la Resistencia: No, Mr. Trump, clothing and tattoos don't make every Central American kid criminal

Katherine Culliton-González

Last week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducted another set of unconstitutional immigration raids, this time targeting unaccompanied minors based on stereotypes about Latinos and gang violence.


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The people the President is playing to, the anti-black racists and the people who view immigrants who “dress ghetto,” want those people punished for being scary. They don’t want to feel fear so their solution is to have the forces of authority treat them like potentially dangerous violent criminals so they can be the ones to feel the fear. It’s the “it serves them right” syndrome, make them be the ones who are scared then “we” won’t have to be, and it makes things worse, more unpleasant and potentially dangerous for everybody on either side of these cultural divides

Folks, it’s just dress and behavior-attitude styles, people doing what they can to “fit in” with those who they feel are “their kind.” If people could somehow get past the belief that the way they look, the way they dress, talk, and act are the only proper way for people to be, maybe we could manage to follow the post brutalizations suggestion of Rodney King: “Can’t we all just get along?”


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As a reaction to growing up in a Dangerous Environment, young people, especially, often seek to appear Formidable to the Predators in their surroundings merely as a form of Self Defense.

This is also why many otherwise good kids, in those neighborhoods, arm themselves.

The late Gregg Allman once explained that, unlike Women who by their Dress or Makeup, seek to attract, he wore Tattoos as a Stop Sign to keep people at arms length.