President Trump's racist attack on four progressive congresswomen of color Sunday has prompted celebrities and members of the public to share their own stories of being told to "go back" to their own countries.
"I've heard "Go back to your country" many many times. Most recently was about a month and a half ago in LA. It hurts my feelings every time," tweeted actor and comedian Kumail Nanjiani, who was born in Pakistan and moved to the US for college.
Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi, who was born in India and took American citizenship after moving to the US tweeted: "'Go back to your country' is a taunt immigrant kids hear on the playground, it's a threat I get from unhinged people in my DMs, and it's also something the President of the United States says to strong women of color who oppose him."
“Go back to your country” is a taunt immigrant kids hear on the playground, it’s a threat I get from unhinged people in my DMs, and it’s also something the President of the United States says to strong women of color who oppose him.
"As a person of color, I've heard 'go back to where you came from' many times said by ignorant, hateful, racist people. I never thought I would hear those words from the President of the United States," tweeted The View host Sunny Hostin.
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Star Trek actor and LA-native George Takei said his response to racists was to to ridicule their ignorance.
"One things many minorities hear more than a few times in their lives is, 'Go back to where you came from.' I always responded, 'What, Los Angeles?'" he tweeted.
One things many minorities hear more than a few times in their lives is, “Go back to where you came from.” I always responded, “What, Los Angeles?”
It is not just celebrities sharing their stories of racism, with regular Twitter users also posting their experiences.
"For those of us who have heard the phrase 'Go back to your own country,' it is the silence of bystanders who do nothing that is just as painful as the hurled insult," tweeted Jennifer Chuang, a medical doctor.
By the time you try to say "but I was born here," it doesn't matter. To the attacker, it does not matter where you were actually born. They have made it clear to you and those around you that they will always see you as "other." And others' silence only affirms it.
"I've been called a gook, a chink, a VC (Vietnamese communist) & told to 'go back to China' or 'wherever you came from' more times than there are fingers & toes on my body. I came here as a refugee out of necessity, but America IS my country!" — tweeted Sonny Lê, a Census Bureau worker.
In his message, Trump targeted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.