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Sun Jul 21, 2019, 05:27 PM

Protests in Oklahoma

Native Americans and Japanese Americans were among the hundreds of people who gathered in Lawton, Oklahoma, on Saturday to protest the Trump administration’s plan to use Fort Sill, which was a Japanese American internment camp in World War II, to detain undocumented migrant children.
“We will not allow history to repeat itself with a concentration camp for immigrant children,” said Brenda Lozano, program development coordinator at Dream Action Oklahoma, in a statement. “Generations of Japanese, Native American, and Black people have all been hurt by Fort Sill.”

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/japanese-americans-among-hundreds-protesting-plan-detain-migrant-children-fort-n1032001




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handmade34 Jul 21 OP
marble falls Jul 21 #1
colorado_ufo Jul 21 #2
The Mouth Jul 21 #7
sheshe2 Jul 21 #3
warmfeet Jul 21 #5
sinkingfeeling Jul 21 #4
locks Jul 21 #6
iluvtennis Jul 21 #8
yellerpup Jul 21 #9
SCVDem Jul 21 #10
rpannier Jul 21 #11
SunSeeker Jul 23 #12

Response to handmade34 (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 05:37 PM

1. This "administration" is singularly tone deaf.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 06:28 PM

2. I think it is on purpose, to make a statement.

You are too kind about this.

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Response to colorado_ufo (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 07:38 PM

7. Yes. Very much on purpose.

Just like the portrait of Andrew Jackson in his office, the symbolism could not be more clear.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 06:32 PM

3. They are not tone deaf.

They are racist and bigoted to the core. They know EXACTLY what they are doing. Their fondest dream is a white America, anything else terrifies them. Sigh.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 07:12 PM

5. Yes, it is who they are. K & R

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Response to handmade34 (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 06:50 PM

4. I wanted to go, but had a prior commitment. United We Dream invited me.

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Response to handmade34 (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 07:30 PM

6. Ft. Sill should have been closed

many years ago. It is truly a concentration camp. Thousands of Native American tribes were killed in the Indian Wars and many were imprisoned for years there, including the Apache and the great chief Geronimo. Hundreds of Japanese-Americans were imprisoned there during WW2 and in recent years it has housed more than 1000 migrant children. All of us should be so ashamed of what our country is doing and how our tax money is being used to keep this military base open.

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Response to handmade34 (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 07:41 PM

8. Bravo Oklahoma!

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Response to handmade34 (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 08:16 PM

9. This makes me proud of my fellow Okies today!

We're not all fascists! I've been seeing social media posts all day and it gives me a whiff of hope.

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Response to handmade34 (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 08:20 PM

10. Hey Lee Greenwood!

Are you really still proud to be an American?

I'm not!

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #10)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 08:24 PM

11. He's proud to be an American where HE is free

Everyone else... he doesn't really care

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Response to handmade34 (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 02:57 AM

12. K & R

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