Twenty-seventeen was a year of big changes in America. We saw the election of Donald Trump—a guy who openly said things that a lot of people found to be outrageous and unwise for a politician to say.
Tweet after tweet, media clip after media clip, we witnessed Trump say all kinds of things. His politics were conservative and right leaning, straying aware from the eight years of heavy identity politics that Obama introduced, and the four-more-years of even heavier identity politics that Hillary Clinton would have introduced.
When Trump won the election, the media and countless left-leaning individuals melted down in a historically obsessive opposition that is still going on today.
Trump acknowledges the legitimacy of LGBTQ people, and makes it a point to say how he loves and accepts minorities. However, he seems to generally focus on the economy, laws and infrastructure of the country—not so much on the specific, one-sided identity politics of minority groups. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter and Jim Larkin | Angel.co
In fact, he is not afraid to say that he is against illegal immigration. He espouses an inclusive attitude about all races of people—as long as they are citizens of America. Being in a conservative party, he edges along being pro-life.
Sheriff Arpaio is a Trump supporter who thinks along the same lines as Trump’s rhetoric. His beliefs have inspired him to take a hardline position on opposing illegal immigration into America. They have also inspired him to run his jails a certain way.
Because he supported Trump, and because Trump agreed with his policies, he was given a pardon. This set off more protests and complaints from people who felt that he committed acts of prejudice.
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are the kinds of people who heavily disagree with Sheriff Arpaio and President Donald Trump. They feel that the rhetoric that Trump and Arpaio go by is laden with racism and xenophobia.
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund does its part by distributing precious funds to local people in the communities who help the people who make up demographics targeted by Trump and Sheriff Arpaio.
So Many Causes, So Little Time!
There is an abundance in the variety of problems that plague immigrants and Latinos. This is why Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey have decided to give a little bit to each cause.
Latinos and immigrants have needs on every level of Maslow’s hierarchy. Maslow’s hierarchy is a hierarchy of needs that shows a human being’s needs, from most immediate to less immediate. In textbooks, it is usually illustrated as a pyramid.
The lower on the pyramid you get, the more immediate the needs are. The higher you get, the less immediate and the more long term the needs are. Needing food and water would be the most immediate needs, while being accepted by your friends for being LGBTQ would be a less immediate need.
From the most immediate to least immediate, the levels of Maslow’s hierarchy are: physiological, safety, love/belonging, esteem and self actualization.
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