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1. The following are excerpts from an article, dated 15 July 2019, under the headline "Trump racism row: BBC audiences on being told to 'go home'".|
After US President Donald Trump told four US congresswomen of colour to "go back" to the countries "from which they came", some Americans have been sharing their own experiences of hearing that kind of language.
One BBC reader said the incident was reminiscent of an experience on a London bus in 1975 when a white woman accusingly said "you foreigners, why don't you go back to your country?"
"Yes, we were foreign students, we felt petrified, yes, we immediately got off the bus on the next stop," said the reader, who did not wish to have their name used....
In a three-tweet thread on Sunday, Mr Trump accused the four Democrats of "viciously" criticising him and the US.
Three of them on Friday spoke out about conditions in a migrant detention centre they had visited, describing alleged mistreatment happening "under American flags".
Although the president did not name them, it was clear he was referring to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley, who were born in the US, and Ilhan Omar, who came to the US as a refugee aged 12.
His remarks have sparked condemnation in the US and abroad. UK Prime Minister Theresa May said they were "completely unacceptable".
Lots of other BBC readers have been telling us about their experiences, in the US and elsewhere.
Larry Christopher Bates writes from Bloomington, Indiana, that he has been told to "go back to Africa" so many times and at such an early age that he cannot recall the first occasion.
Mr Bates, who was born in Indiana, calls it "one of the first lines of insult from white nationalists".
Iain Tyson says that when he was stopped while driving by a Los Angeles police officer, the officer heard his British accent and - using an expletive - told him to go "back to where you came from".
He said that during his travels in the US, he has frequently been told: "If you don't like it, why don't you go back to where you came from?"...
Mukhtar Barde of Illinois said that when "white Americans" tell him to go home, he reminds them that Native Americans were the first people in North America.
"You would be surprised how many of the same white men then start telling me that they are part Native Americans and belong here."...
Littlebird Arzabal says her family are indigenous and have been living in New Mexico since before it became a US state.
"The white kids would yell at us to go back to Mexico. They had someplace to go back to, we didn't," she says.
A reader in Western Australia who did not want her name used said that as an Australian Aboriginal, she has been "told from a very young age & too many times to count, 'go back to where you came from'."
"This poor effort by perpetrators to condemn me because of the colour of my skin should only be considered laughable, and I will not allow my mind, body, heart or soul to be infiltrated negatively."
If she gives any answer at all, it's sometimes "ditto with a smile"....
Kim Read, a dual UK/US citizen, says she is frequently told to leave the country if she "doesn't like America the way it is".
"I vote and pay taxes but cannot have an opinion on healthcare or student debt because of my accent."
"I would wager that a significant portion of minorities have been told to 'go home' or 'go back to their country' at least once in their lives, said a reader who identifies as first-generation American of Korean descent living in New York City.
People in New York City - one of the most diverse places in the world, "viewed me as a non-traditional American or 'technically American' only because I was born in America," writes the reader.
"This always perplexed me since, except for a small percentage of Americans, most ended up here after someone from their family emigrated here and at one point their people were the minorities being told to 'go home'."
Tweeting from Kansas City, Victor Hwang wrote that he has been told to "go back to where you came from" his whole life...
Neera Tanden of the liberal-leaning Center for American Progress said that 2016 was the first time that people on Twitter began telling her "to go back to India" and sent her photos of poverty in India.
"I was born here. But they saw me as less American because I am brown. Now Trump parrots them. That is what we fight."...
In the 1910s, President Woodrow Wilson "was an open segregationist that wanted the races kept separate," says Mr Cornfield.
But in the Vietnam era, as politicians became more vulnerable on a national level to charges of racism, the calls for expulsion were normally based on differences in political opinion, rather than race.
"America, love it or leave it," was a popular bumper sticker, and a phrase spoken by many lawmakers....
He (Trump) has consistently rejected the accusation that he is racist and on Monday he accused the four congresswomen themselves of stoking racial division.
Later he told reporters that he had no regrets about his comments and many people agreed with him.
"These are people that hate our country. They hate it, I think, with a passion. If you're not happy here, you can leave," he added.
"So all I'm saying is if they want to leave, they can leave." (End excerpts)
2. "America, love it or leave it," was a popular bumper sticker, and a phrase spoken by many US lawmakers. With such a rampant racist remark among many US lawmakers, what sort of "values" can those Hong Kong traitors hope to bring home from the congressional hearing? Racism? If they say something unflattering about America, the US lawmakers will certainly tell them to "go home" at once.
Many Hongkongers emigrated to North America and Australia in 1996. Racism in those countries has become so rampant that even the natives or aborigines are told by the Caucasians to "go home". Moreover, Chinese (regardless of origin) are always looked with suspicion in those countries.
Some Hong Kong rioters are holding dual citizenship. They returned home after finding that the "pasture" there is not as green as they have thought. While they were in North America or Australia, did they ever try to fight hard against racial discrimination? Did they ever try to change their "new homes" in their “image of utopia” just like God created mankind in his own image?
Of course, if they ever try to be “funny” like what they are doing in Hong Kong now, they would be told at once to "go home" or "love it or leave it".