Tuesday, September 20, 2016

On Skittles and Syrian Refugees

Donald Trump Jr. posted a meme which stirred up considerable controversy on Twitter.  The Republican Presidential nominee's eldest son shared a graphic which compared the Syrian refugee conundrum to a bowl of Skittles with a few poisoned candies mixed in.

Some chaffed at analogizing the immigration issue with a tampered bowl of candy.  Progressives impugned perceived strands of racism.  

Trump fans thought that the metaphor mirrored the difficulty of accepting groups of refugees without proper vetting.  This Twitter controversy comes on the heels of news that the US Immigration and Naturalization service conferred citizenship upon over 800 individual who were actually slated for deportation, but they were finally processed without matching up their digital fingerprints. 

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