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Why Does Trump Fan the Flames of Race-Based Terrorism?By Frank Figliuzzi former assistant F.B.I. dire

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'If I learned anything from 25 years in the F.B.I it was to see a threat unfolding. Those of us who were part of the post-Sept. 11 intelligence community had a duty to sound the alarm about an impending threat. Now, instinct & experience tell me we’re headed for trouble in the form of white hate violence stoked by a racially divisive president.If a president paints people of color as the enemy, encourages them to be sent back to where they came from & implies that no humans want to live in certain American cities, he gives license to those who feel compelled to eradicate what Mr. Trump calls an infestation. I hope I’m wrong. Reporting indicates that Mr. Trump’s rants emboldened white hate groups & reinforced racist blogs, news sites & social media platforms; he empowers hateful & potentially violent individuals with his divisive rhetoric & his unwillingness to denounce white supremacy.'

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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