Widely used after a New York Times editor made a reference to US Olympic skater Mirai Nagasu as an immigrant, she is not, she was born in Los Angles. The editor made an assumption that because Mirai is not white she must be an immigrant. This kind of thinking keeps non-white Americans as perpetual others. Always having to prove they are REAL Americans.
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In the US making the assumption that a non-white person is an immigrant even though they were born in the US and are a "natural born citizen."
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