The President of The United States would have been fired from any job in the country for just his initial racist tweet. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the government agency tasked with enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate in the workplace.
On the EEOC Website:
Harassment Based on National Origin:
Ethnic slurs and other verbal or physical conduct because of nationality are illegal if they are severe or pervasive and create an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment, interfere with work performance, or negatively affect job opportunities. Examples of potentially unlawful conduct include insults, taunting, or ethnic epithets, such as making fun of a person's foreign accent or comments like, "Go back to where you came from, " whether made by supervisors or by co-workers.
You can’t make this up!
The one example on the EEOC website of illegal harassment based on national origin is "Go back to where you came from.”
ACTION: Take a pause to recognize that this is extreme even for today's climate. Racist taunting is illegal, it is dangerous, and it is not something to be tolerated.
Rep. Ilhan Omar’s supporters recognized the moment we are in.
About one hundred fifty supporters greeted her at the airport in Minneapolis on her first trip home since Trump’s racist tweets.
Our own Rep. Jayapal wanted to show her support and traveled with her.