By Charlie Spiering
Obama warned that the issue was an emotional one, but that it was important for Americans to not view it as “us versus them.”
“It’s really important to remember our history,” Obama continued. “Unless you were one of the first Americans, a Native American, you came from someplace else, somebody brought you,” he said.
By Mark Trahant
Somebody brought you. Or you showed up. Even uninvited. Yet after two centuries of borders, two centuries of crossing a line on a map, who’s really an immigrant in the 21st century?
For more on the subject, see Obama's Columbus Day Proclamation and Republicans: White People Own America.