I’m a Conservative Immigrant Ready to Challenge the Woke Left – and, No, I Won’t ‘Go Home’ by Helen Raleigh
For those immigrants who reject its doctrine, the woke left has only detestation
by Helen Raleigh
The woke left has long professed that they love immigrants. But in truth, their love is conditioned on whether the immigrants accept its woke ideology. For those immigrants who reject its doctrine, the woke left has only detestation.
After last week’s election, Michael Eric Dyson, a frequent commentator on MSNBC, disparaged Virginia’s incoming lieutenant governor Winsome Sears, the first Black woman elected to that position, by calling her a “Black mouth” for “White supremacist practices.”
Sears is a Jamaican immigrant and Marine Corps veteran. In her victory speech, she talked about how her life embodies the American dream, and her election is a decisive repudiation of the woke left’s false narratives on race.
Early this week, a Silicon Valley tech executive, Melinda Byerley, CEO of Fiddlehead, a digital consulting company, went on an extended Twitter rant, calling non-White immigrants “parasites” and telling immigrants who support lower taxes and limited social welfare systems to “go home.”
I have a message for them: I’m not going anywhere because the United States is my home. I’m a naturalized U.S. citizen. The same Constitution affords me the same rights as it does for any U.S. citizen.
…We are grateful for America’s free-market economic system, which has created abundant opportunities for people willing to work hard and take risks to succeed. That’s why many of us oppose high taxes and the expansive welfare state because we had first-hand experiences living in countries that were ruined economically by these socialist policies.
… However, we immigrants reject the thinking that assumes we owe our gratitude to a particular group who claim they love immigrants and demand our political allegiance to their ideology. To us, such thinking is no different from the bigotry of racism.