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A DINNER SERIES EXPLORING HOW TO ENGENDER SOLIDARITY BETWEEN VULNERABLE IMMIGRANT POPULATIONS + ANTI-IMMIGRATION PROPONENTS. WE'LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS.
president donald trump was successful in his candidacy in part because he skillfully stoked fears about immigrants. to hear president trump tell it, the assault on america’s greatness is from a stew of evils of which undocumented immigration is a prominent ingredient.
consider the irony here: the richest nation in history faces an existential threat from 11.1 million undocumented immigrants? approximately 3.5% of the total u.s population and 5.6% of the u.s workforce.
maybe the real threat posed by undocumented immigrants is that our presence compromises the american myth of a meritocracy. if immigrants aren't allowed space to thrive just because they are different, then the apparition of merit dissipates and the truth of american privilege and exceptionalism is revealed. over dinner we will discuss.
DINNER DATES + DETAILS COMING SHORTLY.