Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said Wednesday she is prepared to “register as Muslim” in solidarity amid reports that President Trump plans to take executive action affecting immigrants to the U.S.
“I was raised Catholic, became Episcopalian & found out later my family was Jewish. I stand ready to register as Muslim in #solidarity,” Albright tweeted.
Albright’s tweet echoes the sentiment of feminist icon Gloria Steinem, who said Saturday she, too, would register as a Muslim if such a registry were required.
“If you force Muslims to register, we will all register as Muslims,” Steinem said during a speech at the Women’s March on Washington, drawing raucous cheers.
Trump during his presidential campaign called for a temporary ban on Muslims coming into the U.S. and said he would “absolutely” require Muslims in the U.S. to register in a database.
Albright’s tweets came amid reports this week that Trump was expected to sign executive orders including a temporary ban on most refugees and suspending visas for foreign nationals from seven countries.
There’s a lot of people out there who are going to be pretty shocked that just because Donald Trump is now President, it doesn’t mean that they can go back to being gigantic racist/sexist/homophobic pricks:
The Outreach Coordinator working for the Arkansas State Treasurer’s office has resigned after tweeting out offensive remarks aimed at gays and women, the Arkansas Times is reporting.
Hunter Hatcher stepped down, explaining in a letter to State Treasurer Dennis Milligan that he is leaving with a “heavy heart” as he apologized “to all I offended with my egregious remarks.”
Hatcher has been under fire for tweeting, “Y’all in Trumps’s America now. Time to flick that chip off ya shoulder and quit being so offended. Gay jokes are back on ya bunch of homos!”
As the Trump administration rapidly shuts down the lines of communication between federal agencies and the public, an anonymous Twitter account is upholding the ethos of the National Parks Service.
@AltUSNatParkSer gained more than 170,000 followers overnight after the Badlands National Park Twitter account made headlines by tweeting and then deleting a series of climate change facts. Many Twitter users interpreted the Badlands tweets as a sign of resistance against encroaching censorship and the president’s environmental policies, exemplified by the administration deleting all references to climate change from the White House website.
While the Badlands tweets inspired several parody accounts, the alternate National Parks feed was the one that really caught hold. It claims to be run by “several active NPS rangers and friends,” and spent the night tweeting about climate change, sharing photos of national parks, and promoting free access to information produced by federal agencies.