Toward the conclusion of January, newly-minted President Donald Trump issued an govt purchase temporarily banning the entry of immigrants from selected Muslim the greater part countries. In the months considering that, the U.S. Federal Appeals Court ruled from the ban, but the damage was already completed.
Immigrants all around the place had been outraged by Trump’s ban, and far more than a couple of chose to communicate out. 1 of all those people today was Bengali-born, Queens-elevated Anik Khan, who’s standing up for immigrants throughout the U.S. with his tune “Columbus.” You can hear to the touching observe for your self down below.
The tune finds an impassioned Khan retrace America’s heritage of racism and brutality. On an inspirational be aware, he also manages to rap about how immigrants throughout heritage have created the most out of their instances in a put they weren’t desired. In the tune Khan raps, “America was created from Black backs and Brown shoulders/Yellow and beige arms we introduced lifestyle / We introduced purchase, we introduced fortune/We crossed oceans, and taught for you.”
Though Trump’s immigration ban has been shut down for now, his steps have already sparked a nationwide discussion about prejudice and xenophobia. A short while ago, Nicki Minaj, who’s an immigrant herself spoke out from Trump’s ban.
“The most dangerous matter you could ever acquire away from an additional human currently being is hope. #ProudImmigrant #Grateful #TaxPayerButIcantVote #The united states,” the The Pinkprint artist wrote on Twitter.
You can hear to Anik Khan’s implicit Trump criticism in “Columbus” down below.
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