The political statement below was passed by the DSA National Political Committee on December 1, 2015. Unfortunately, in just the one week since Donald Trump has gone even further in his inflammatory speech and there have been more instances of harassment and violence against targeted groups.
Fighting Back Against the Rising Tide of Nativist and Racist Reaction
The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) call on all progressives across the United States to join together in a broad coalition against the rising tide of racist and nativist politics in the United States. The nativist fear-mongering by one Democratic and 27 Republican governors about the alleged threat posed to U.S. residents by Syrian refugees (themselves often fleeing ISIL violence) and undocumented immigrants obscures the true violent threat to our collective security: nativist, racist and misogynist terrorism.
Read the entire statement here.