Frederick needs to have a conversation about the big con.
About the truth of how immigrants are being used as a way to divide us. Pitting us against each other is not a solution to our problems — it IS the problem.
So why do we allow ourselves to be led to believe that our neighbors are our enemies? Look carefully.
Who is really hurting our communities? Anyone who raises their voice insisting that we are all “them” versus “us,” that’s who. Be aware of being used as a pawn when choosing a side. Be aware that you are being asked to be a party to driving our community apart. Look, we are all children of immigrants. Your family immigration story has led to you.
Where would you be if someone in your family had not emigrated? What about your neighbor, or the family down the road?
Can we stop exhausting ourselves with divisiveness and spend all that energy on good? Can we have this conversation instead of the one that drives us apart? Imagine what we could all do together if we choose not to be conned.