“Not Welcome” stencil created by an Eritrean refugee. Source: BBC

The **#ImmigrationDetentionSyllabus** is a sixteen-part series of readings and tools to support education, research, and action to dissect and dismantle the U.S. immigration detention system. The syllabus is organized by theme and curated by historian [Tina Shull](https://medium.com/u/6e34ba3479d9) at [Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC)](http://endisolation.org).

Part Thirteen, “On Hate,” provides readings, reports, and multimedia resources for understanding and tracking the history and influence of nativism, white supremacy, and racial hatred in shaping restrictionist immigration policy, “Trumpism,” and anti-immigrant narratives in media and public discourse.



The New Nativism by Robin Dale Jacobson

- Jacobson, Robin Dale. [*The New Nativism: Prop 187 and the Debate over Immigration*](https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/the-new-nativism). University of Minnesota Press, 2008. - Kinder, Donald and Cindy Kam. “Strangers in the Land,” in [*Us against them: Ethnocentric Foundations of American Opinion*](http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/U/bo8273958.html)*. *The University of Chicago Press, 2010. - Knobel, Dale T. [*America for the Americans: The Nativist Movement in the United States*](https://books.google.com/books/about/America_for_the_Americans.html?id=Uxh1AAAAMAAJ)*. *Twayne Publishers, 1996. - Kumar, Deepa. [*Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire*](https://books.google.com/books?id=IAa2rGX44ocC&lpg=PP1&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false). Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2012. - Lee, Erika “[A History Lesson for Donald Trump](http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/erika-lee-immigration-history-lesson-donald-trump-article-1.2329495),” *New York Daily News,* 2015. - Lopez, Ian Haney, [*Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class*](http://www.powells.com/partner/37407/biblio/9780190229252?p_isbn). Oxford University Press, 2014. - Park, Lisa Sun-Hee and David Naguib Pellow. [*The Slums of Aspen: Immigrants vs. the Environment in America’s Eden*](http://aspenjournalism.org/2011/08/18/exploring-environmental-privilege-in-aspen/). New York University Press, 2011.


Crossing the Line: U.S. Sheriffs Colluding with the Anti-Immigrant Movement, Center for New Community, July 2017.

Hate groups increase for second consecutive year as Trump electrifies radical right and Intelligence Report: The Year in Hate and Extremism, Southern Poverty Law Center, February 2017.

The Anti-Immigrant Lobby in California: A Vocal Fringe Emboldened, Center for New Community, June 2017.

The Relationship Between Immigration and Nativism in Europe and North America, Migration Policy Institute, 2012.

Trump Syllabus 2.0

### Trumpism in the News


Four Times Trump and his Cabinet have Lied about Immigration,” Teen Vogue, August 2017.

Donald Trump and the Crisis of Masculinity,” *CounterPunch, *February, 2016.

The Rise of American Authoritarianism,” Vox, March, 2016.

Donald Trump and the Central Park Five: The Racially Charged Rise of a Demagogue,” The Guardian, February, 2016.

Donald Trump’s Ban on Muslims Echoes Earliest Days of Nazi Propaganda,” NY Daily News, 2015.

Here’s what Donald Trump said in his Big, Immigration Speech, Annotated.” The Washington Post, August 31, 2016.

Anti-Immigrant Hate Groups

Mapping the Anti-Immigrant Movement in America:


Hate in America: An Updating List, Slate

Hate Groups like the Center for Immigration Studies want you to believe they’re mainstream,” Southern Poverty Law Center, March 2017.

“How the Media Elevated Anti-Immigrant Nativist Groups,” Media Matters, December 2016.

Six Top Trump Advisors have Ties to FAIR, an Anti-Immigrant Hate Group,” VICE, May 2017.

Sheriffs and Anti-Immigrant Hate Groups are Teaming Up Nationwide,” *Rewire, *August 2017.

The Nativist Lobby: Three Faces of Intolerance,” Southern Poverty Law Center

Anti-Immigrants and John Tanton, Southern Poverty Law Center

More Resources

Trump Syllabus 2.0: An introduction to the currents of American culture that led to “Trumpism.” En Español

Charleston Syllabus: Readings on Race, Racism, and Racial Violence

Nativism and Myths about Immigrants, The Advocates for Human Rights

Hatewatch, Extremist Files, and #ReportHate, Southern Poverty Law Center