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C. including six women he allegedly told a witness that "you rape our women and youre taking over our country And you have to go" A mere day before when Donald Trump declared his bid for presidency he invoked a similar refrain of scare tactics against Latinos: "When Mexico sends its people theyre not sending their best Theyre sending people that have lots of problems and theyre bringing those problems with us Theyre bringing drugs Theyre bringing crime Theyre rapists" Despite losing a series of endorsements and business partnerships due to his comments Trump has doubled if not quadrupled down on this rhetoric Just last night on CNN he told Don Lemon "Well if you look at the statistics of people coming you look at the statistics on rape on crime on everything coming in illegally into this country it’s mind-boggling" Trump went to ask "Well somebodys doing the raping Don I mean somebody’s doing it Whos doing the raping Whos doing the raping” The success of Trumps diatribes which has quickly earned him the No 2 spot among GOP presidential candidates according to recent polls is not only happening because his outbursts play well with the far right today It also pulls on our nations history in which these racial and sexual stereotypes of men and women have served a dual purpose: as a rhetorical shorthand to determine who and who does not deserve to be counted as an American citizen and as a longstanding justification for domestic terror against people of color In her book Redefining Rape: Sexual Violence in the Era of Suffrage and Segregation Stanford historian Estelle Freedman reveals that cultural and legal understanding of rape have always been tied to "the very meaning of citizenship in American history" According to Freedman the rhetoric that African American men were disproportionately rapists became solidified in the late 19th century while a similar typecasting occurred for immigrant men Asian men southern European and particularly Mediterranean men whose cultures were depicted as threatening to both white women and young white boys alike Perpetuated by court cases news media and racist popular culture many African American men and immigrant men were unfairly criminalized in these trials and effectively shut out of the rights and benefits of full citizenship By contrast many of the white men who wrote rape laws determined who would be arrested and charged with these crimes and served as judges and jurors on sexual assault cases not only perpetuated these stereotypes but used them to protect their own status as full citizens Consequently rape laws as Freedman writes actually "contributed to the immunities enjoyed by white men who seduced harassed or assaulted women of any race" and by doing so reinforced their own “sexual privileges” The result of this double bind was another double harm: to those men who were disproportionately accused of rape because of their racial or cultural "otherness" and to the women but particularly women of color who remained vulnerable to sexual violence with little recourse for legal protection or public complaint Anti-lynching activist and suffragist Ida B Wells most forcefully sought to expose and redress this double bind almost a century ago in the pamphlet "The Red Record" when she exposed how the myth of the black male rapist served to justify the widespread lynching of economically and politically mobile African American men and to safeguard white men who sexually assaulted African American women impunity from prosecution or public persecution Those who will gather this month to protest the removal of the Confederate flag will likely not be thinking of this history when they do but its legacy seems alive and well This double vulnerability was especially true as Roof invoked the stereotype of the black rapist as he murdered his victims but Trumps easy application of it in a press conference to other vulnerable groups undocumented workers from the Caribbean and Central and South America and by extension Latino Americans themselves shows that neither the myth nor the violence that it once served to justify is a relic of the past Today as more survivors come forward and politicians activists and students organize to reform sexual violence on college campuses and in US military culture the image of those accused of rape is slowly changing It would be easy to pair this progress with the rapid fallout in response to Trumps dangerous remarks and Roofs violent actions and conclude that these individuals are mere hangovers from a bygone era of racial and sexual terror But that would be a misread of where we are as a society Just this weekend feminist comedian Amy Schumer took to Twitter to stave off criticism from piece in The Guardian that took her to task for a set of racially insensitive jokes This was on the heels of another piece in the Daily Dot by Anne Thériault that took Schumer for task for a bit where she says "I used to date Hispanic guys but now I prefer consensual" Thériault wrote "No matter how you parse this joke its racist and awful Its not a smart critique of rape culture Its a white woman blithely saying that all Latino men are rapists" In response to these critiques Schumer tweeted "I ask you to resist the urge to pick me apart Trust me I am not a racist I am a devout feminist and lover of all people My fight is for all people to be treated equally" Given Schumers comedic repertoire and its progressive politics we can assume that she believes that her off color remarks were taken out of context and were simply meant to be funny and not exclusionary or incendiary Maybe But like just like the tired Confederate flag in which Roof draped himself this rhetoricin any contextcontinues to marginalize and harm people of color particularly the women with whom Schumer claims solidarity That these tired stereotypes came out of the mouth of racist killer shows how little we have progressed that a wannabe conservative president and feminist comedian continue to stand by their own similar comments shows how far we have to go Salamishah Tillet is an associate professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania She is the author of "Sites of Slavery: Citizenship and Racial Democracy in the PostCivil Rights Imagination" and is currently working on a book about Nina Simone She is also the co-founder of A Long Walk Home a Chicago-based national nonprofit organization that uses art to empower educate and mobilize young people to end violence against all girls and women This piece was originally published in New Americas digital magazine The Weekly Wonk Sign up to get it delivered to your inbox each Thursday here and follow @New America on Twitter Contact us at editors@timecom IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world's leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editorsIDEAS Abdul-Jabbar is a six-time NBA champion and league Most Valuable Player He is the author of the new book Writings on the Wall Boycotts are bustin out all over First we had the police unions calling for a boycott of Quentin Tarantinos December release of The Hateful Eight Then a little more than a week later we had more than 30 football players from the University of Missouri boycott playing until the schools president was fired or quit Finally the day after the success of the football boycott presidential candidate Donald Trump outraged because of the absence of Christmas symbols on Starbucks holiday cups sorta called for a boycott of the coffee chain: "Maybe we should boycott Starbucks I dont know Seriously I dont care" But the tale of the two actual boycotts illustrates how a powerful political tool can be used effectively to bring about positive change in one case and be counter-productive and self-destructive in the other I believe in boycotts to fight social injustices because its an inexpensive grassroots way for average people to join together to affect change When Indiana passed its Religious Freedom Restoration Act a clear violation of the Constitution boycotts against Indiana-based companies that took place in Oakland Calif, whom he called his 'Bade Bhai', sharp and articulate, a co-founder of Democracy Corps.-General Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Paula Bronstein—Getty Images Pro-democracy demonstrators rest during a protest in Hong Kong on Sept. 2014 in Hong Kong.Playdead’s Inside is coming to the PlayStation 4 on August 23, Reps. was just last week disciplined by the national religious authority which banned him from giving public sermons for a year for delivering unabashedly anti-Muslim speeches arguably amounting to incitement to violence.
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