Somebody Else’s Babies

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From Vixen Strangely at Strangely Blogged:

Although I’d like to think I speak fluent “white asshole” having grown up around that dialect my whole life, I spent a long while staring at this comment wondering why Iowa Rep. Steve King (R) thought babies of any particular parentage weren’t capable of carrying on with “our civilization”. There’s nothing about what I think of as American culture that excludes the children of immigrants–on the contrary! Our American way is made up of immigrants who wanted to work hard and achieve a good standard of living, to experience freedom of thought, religion and political access denied to them in their home countries. I, like Steve King, am the descendant of European immigrants. There is nothing about me that privileges me to better understand America as a German/Irish/English, etc. mutt, than a child of any other heritage because we are a nation on paper, made of laws and words and ideals, but not bloodlines.

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