'Great replacement theory' and its deep roots in America
In a recent survey, one in three Americans said they believe immigrants are being brought to the country for political gain.
This so-called “great replacement theory” holds that an effort is underway to intentionally replace native born Americans. It’s been perpetuated recently by right-wing media. But it’s nothing new.
“These arguments have been made since before the Constitution was signed, and they’re made for the same purpose today that they were then, to maintain the status quo in power,” Jeffery Robinson says.
Today, On Point: Great replacement theory and the history of our nation.
Jeffery Robinson, founder and president of the Who We Are Project, which aims to correct the narrative on the history of anti-Black racism in the United States. Producer of the documentary Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America. (@jeff_robinson56)
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