In an op-ed published on CNN.com Tuesday, civil rights attorney Ben Crump accused President Trump of having “an apparent desire to maintain a particular racial and ethnic balance.”
The article, titled, “Civil rights resolutions for a better America in 2018,” states that America needs some New Year’s resolutions on racial and cultural issues.
Crump writes, “President Trump’s divisive immigration policies have shown Americans — and especially Americans of color — an apparent desire to maintain a particular racial and ethnic balance, with the scale tipping heavily in favor of a nation dominated by people of white European descent.” (RELATED: CNN’s Symone Sanders: White People Aren’t Allowed To Criticize NFL Kneeling [VIDEO])
He added, “The Statue of Liberty’s promise, ‘Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,’ didn’t hold true in 2017, but perhaps it can re-emerge in 2018.”
He also writes that America needs to understand “the importance of consent” better in 2018.
The writer came to national attention when he represented Trayvon Martin’s family after Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in a Florida suburb.