Will media stop promoting Donald Trump immigrant bashing
Donald Trump has been on the stump promoting a vile hate using dog whistles as well as outright racist verbiage. He wants Americans to believe that immigrants commit more crime than the average Americans.
As recently as July, the Wall Street Journal had an article titled “The Mythical Connection Between Immigrants and Crime” that debunked Trump. Yet Donald Trump is allowed to continue spewing his hate on TV without most reporters, sans Jorge Ramos of Univision, challenging his lies and hypocrisy. It is not hard to understand why Trump directly and many Republicans indirectly are allowing this farce to go on. I spoke about it here.This week yet another study was released to debunk the notion that immigrants commit more crimes or do more drugs. The study was conducted by the University of Texas at Austin. Jose Diaz-Balart did a segment on it this morning. A few clips from the segment are in the video above.
The study found the following.
- Immigrant youths are 50 percent less likely to report binge drinking, drug use and drug selling than American-born youths.
- Immigrants who arrived at age 12 or older are one-third as likely to have recently sold illegal drugs or used cannabis as youths born and raised in the United States.
- Among older adolescents (ages 15-17), the odds of involvement in serious violent attacks and handgun carrying are 33 percent lower than among their U.S.-born peers.
One can only hope that the traditional mainstream media will appropriately challenge Donald Trump for his lies and misinformation on this issue and others. There is clear compounding evidence that he is wrong.
Not informing the American population leads to unnecessary angst and creates wedges on false premises. We should be working on issues that unite us instead of on false issues that divide us. Having those who would be president create chaos is unforgivable.