Send Him Back to Belarus!

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It turns out that Steven Miller is descended from a Jewish couple who fled the pogroms in Belarus and got off the ship with assets worth eight dollars.

I recommend this thoughtful article on Miller’s upbringing and psychology, and on how ignorance of our own family history tends to be replaced with racism.

The majority of Trump supporters and immigrant-haters are not descended from Jews fleeing eastern Europe. Instead, for the most part, they are descended from people who held slaves for several hundred years.

It’s natural to want to avoid learning about your family history, if that is your family history.

Look away, Dixieland.