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  1. Zugzwang
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    03 Mar '17 22:43
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/03/immigration-crime-donald-trump-fact-check

    "Fact-checking Trump: how often do immigrants in the US commit crimes?"

    "The author points out that Nazis used to publish a similar list of Jewish crimes.
    The author, Andrea Pitzer, explains: “This preoccupation with focusing
    in on one subset of the population’s crimes and then depicting that as
    somehow depraved and abnormal from the main population is
    something we’ve seen quite a bit in the past”."

    "Focusing on the crime rates of native-born Americans would mean
    focusing on a large section of the voting population. Much better to go
    for a minority, even if they do tend to commit crimes at lower rates than
    everyone else."
    --Mona Chalabi
  2. Joined
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    03 Mar '17 23:25
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/03/immigration-crime-donald-trump-fact-check

    "Fact-checking Trump: how often do immigrants in the US commit crimes?"

    "The author points out that Nazis used to publish a similar list of Jewish crimes.
    The author, Andrea Pitzer, explains: “This preoccupation with focusing
    in on one subset of the populatio ...[text shortened]... ty, even if they do tend to commit crimes at lower rates than
    everyone else."
    --Mona Chalabi
    Looks like this is an opinion check. Just goes to show you how fake news gets created.