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IF you followed orders and "go back to"

Which country/countries would YOU go back to?

My mother was French and my father was English.....so I guess I would go back to England or France.....even though I have never been in England OR France.

Can someone go back to a place they have never been?

DJT is messing with peoples head.

Leave if you're not happy....since HE is complaining....I guess HE is not happy...should HE think about leaving?

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"DJT is messing with peoples head".

Worked fine in 11/2016.

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some folks aren't reading this in the full context

Though I agree that the tweet was ripe for criticism, I didn't see the this as having the same connotation as have similar statements from other times in our history. I think the classic reference is that which was made by some to the African-American community who'd expressed dissatisfaction with how they were treated after being freed from slavery. If I read this correctly, the other part of Trump's comment referenced these person's place of heritage and the difficulties folks faced in those countries. I read his comment as something like 'If you're not happy here, go back and fix these things in the country of your heritage and bring that fix back here'. I didn't read anything related to permanence. However, you should know by now how our media spins things anyway they wish.

I also don't see what this has to do with racism unless, if the same comment was made to a person of German or French descent, it was also considered as racist. The knowledge that the four persons were not "anglo" does not, IMO, in and of itself make this a racist comment. However, shouting "racism" has become a popular way to avoid further conversation. It's the new "nuclear option" adopted by many. Just my opinion but I'm just an old gray haired white guy descended from a mix of European cultures...the new scourge in America. Happy

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I agree.

Not overt racism here, although I believe the man is racist.

His tweeting is rude, impetuous, angry, hostile, narrow-minded, divisive.
Are these things that will benefit his country or his world?
Since much of the Tverse is like this, does more of the same benefit anyone?

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Prejudice versus racism

I dare to say that, in most...if not all...of us, there is some prejudice. IMO, what matters more is how we deal with it. Prejudice seems to come from both personal experience and our communications with others. IOW, prejudice is learned and not innate. Our challenge is to recognize it and control it. Another challenge we face is how we view people who we think are "faulty". Should we dwell only on those things of which we disapprove or should we attempt to look past a person's perceived weaknesses and try to take advantage of their strengths? If you're trying to build a team that needs to be able to stack boulders, you don't want to reject a muscular person because you don't like their tweets. You also don't want to select a frail person simply because you like their personality. "Diversity" can be a strength if we know something about team building and how to let prejudice go when selecting team members. End of sermon. Happy

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Just had this thought, Steven.

Back when, 'back where you came from' often did mean Africa. Not so much any more- too much competition from other places and ethnicities. I'm sure Trump meant the new way.

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And to that mix

any area where skin tends to be of a different hue from those who landed on Plymouth Rock are designated as "people of color". If they want to play that game, I think I'm actually a minority. Happy

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It also meant

the Irish, Italians, Polish, Jewish, Mexicans, et al not too long ago....even though they also came here legally. "Love it or Leave it" was a pretty popular chant during the 60-70's as well....and it was done in the streets during protests often, so why the uproar now over a mere 15 seconds at a rally? Because it's Trump supporters, people...…….and the left needs ANYTHING to complain about when it comes to him or they have NO news to talk about on their shows and talking points that they deem worthy of coverage anymore.

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(NT) Scotland?
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Scotland?

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