#1201 Dehumanizing and abusing the outsider for political gain (Immigration)

Air Date: 8–10-2018
Today we take a look at some of the historical context that sheds light on our current immigration debate by showing that there is essentially nothing new about it, only the details are fresh. We'll also explore the evolution of criminalizing immigration, the abuse of separated children and the GOP need to build a demographic control machine.

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SHOW NOTES

Ch. 1: Aviva Chomsky on the historical context of immigration in America - Who What Why - Air Date 6-21-18

Aviva Chomsky, a professor at Salem State University in Massachusetts, places the current debate about immigration in America in a broader historical context.

Ch. 2: The criminalization of immigration - Latino Rebels - Air Date 7-8-18

Marisa Franco of Mijente on the criminalization of immigration.

Ch. 3: The history of using dehumanizing language to stoke fear and hatred of outsiders - Code Switch - Air Date 6-26-18

Anti-immigrant sentiment is on the rise but, in many ways, this is history repeating itself. And the history of using dehumanizing language against outside groups goes back a very long way.

Ch. 4: A Neuroscientist's Warning of Family Separation - In the Thick - Air Date 7-13-18

Dr. Gina Poe on understanding the science behind family separation and the neurological long-term impact of trauma.

Ch. 5: Looking at who is allowed to frame the immigration debate - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 7-20-18

Janine Jackson takes a quick look at what sources the press had been highlighting to inform the public about immigration detention.

Ch. 6: Immigration & the Meaning of America From the Muslim Ban to Family Separation & the Rhetoric of Hatred - @speakouttimwise ‏ - Air Date 6-27-18

Tim Wise's commentary on how the rhetoric of hatred is being used increase our tolerance for cruelty.

Ch. 7: Robert L. Tsai on the right's anti-immigrant, demographic control machine - @thisishellradio - Air Date 6-30-18

Law professor Robert L. Tsai examines the right's anti-immigrant, demographic control machine. Robert wrote the Boston Review article "Trumpism Before Trump" with Calvin TerBeek.

 

VOICEMAILS

Ch. 8: Thoughts on 3D printers and guns - Tim from Spokane, WA

Ch. 9: Egalitarian, Communitarian, Utilitarian - Craig from Ohio

Ch. 10: A criticism, a compliment and a correction - Jeff from New York

 

Ch. 11: Final comments on the debated definition of Democratic Socialism

 

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Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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