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The Muslim Ban

As many of you know, I've been avoiding travel to the US since the beginning of the year. Turns out that might have been a very good idea. The SCOTUS has just allowed the latest version of the Trump administration's "travel ban" to take effect. I don't understand how this is even considered constitutional in the US, let alone the right thing to do, but it's the current reality. Unfortunately, the effects of this bill don't stop with citizens of these 8 countries immigrating to the United States.

When you institutionalize racism like this, there's a raft of second order effects. That's why I've been avoiding travel to the US. Sure, I'm a Canadian citizen, born and raised in Canada - heck I'm more Buddhist than Muslim at this point, but here's the thing: try explaining that to a border guard. All they'll see is some brown guy with a muslim-sounding name trying to get into the country.

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