On Sunday, photos of Border Patrol agents on horseback interacting with Haitians at the border surfaced and were widely shared on the internet.
This is unfathomable cruelty towards people fleeing disaster and political ruin. The administration must stop this. pic.twitter.com/BSjT91NSj0 — Sawyer Hackett (@SawyerHackett) September 20, 2021
To some, the disparate treatment of Haitian refugees compared to white immigrants is proof that racism is a continued issue in the US.
If you still don't think Border Patrol whipping Black Haitian asylum seekers is rooted in white supremacy then remember that asylum is legal & there are ~600K undocumented (mostly white) Canadians in America & you never once saw BP whip them, cage them, or block them from entry.
To others, it’s important to make sure President Biden doesn’t evade blame for this, and we must actively try to understand the administration’s role and hold those responsible accountable.