Many people from ‘shithole countries’ shared their impressive accomplishments
Following Trump’s irredeemable comments made in an official White House meeting with lawmakers — where he referred to Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries as “shithole countries” — people on Twitter are speaking out. Specifically people from those “shithole” countries, who are sharing their personal and professional achievements and inspiring everyone.
A viral thread that started with Twitter user @AF_ROdisiac soon took off with several people listing their accomplishments, and it’s is a powerful read.
“I’m a future doctor. I’m a medical student. I have three degrees. I speak three languages. I’m published in psych-oncology. I’m a member of Zeta Phi Beta. I’m from a shithole country!” The initial tweet inspired others like her to share their academic, professional, and charitable achievements.
-First generation to come to the USA— sarafina (@MissLokonobei) January 12, 2018
-First in my family to finish college (May 2018)
-Future broadcast journalist#REALNEWS
-Future network Mogul
-CSULB National Association of Black Journalists co-president
...from a #ShitholeCountry 🇸🇸 pic.twitter.com/2vccCO3DGB
There were recent college graduates speaking out.
- First generation Sudanese In America— Guyé B.❥ (@Guyefurula) January 12, 2018
-First to child of six to graduate college (September 2019 )
-future business woman & talk show host
- Example to many families & people all over
From a #ShitholeCountry #shitholecountries pic.twitter.com/5FbDXQbUH1
As well as high school seniors, who also aren’t taking any of Trump’s “shit.”
I'm a high school senior,— rebecca 🦂 (@cacoadulce) January 12, 2018
co-founded a black student organization at my school,
will graduate with an Associate in Science along with my high school diploma this May,
future Medical Doctor,
and from a #Shithole country! 🇸🇸 pic.twitter.com/ytgwhTJXU0
Daughter of immigrants from a #shithole country 🇹🇹— Joi 🐍🇹🇹 #NEVERAGAIN (@JerseyJoi) January 13, 2018
Speak and write in three languages.
Masters in Forensic Psych.
Almost done second in Military and Combat Psych.
Military mental health advocate
Future Military Psychologist
Mother is a NP pic.twitter.com/7mOqtuB4oH
Some people even threw Trump’s campaign slogan back in his face.
This human rights activist wasn’t afraid to let it be known who the real “shithole” is.
Hi.— Bandak Lul (@BandakLul) January 12, 2018
I am from one of the #ShitholeCountries.
- A former refugee
- Holds a master’s degree
- Holds 2 bachelor’ degrees
- A human rights activist
- A refugee advocate
- Fights sex and labor trafficking in the United States #ShitholeDonald pic.twitter.com/zJo4v3YWkM
I’m a speech language pathologist.
I have a Masters Degree.
I speak 3 languages.
I’m married to a fellow Haitian who’s a MD & PhD. He’s a Med School faculty
I’m from a #ShitHole country! #Haiti 🇭🇹 pic.twitter.com/WL8E3fSyss
— Resist2Exist from #Shithole #Haiti🇭🇹🇺🇸 (@sachie2018) January 12, 2018
A common theme among many of these people — aside from their incredible academic prowess — is that they dedicate their lives, in one way or another, to helping people. Which is more than any member of our current administration seems capable of doing.
While each and every one of these people and everything they’ve achieved is quite remarkable, it’s a shame our racist president made them feel like they had to defend themselves and their worth in the first place. People who wish to immigrate to the United States are worthy of respect, compassion, and admiration regardless.
Unfortunately, so long as we have a racist in the White House, it doesn’t look like that’ll be the case. #MAGA though, right?