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The President tweeted his support for Ahmed Mohammed, the high school student arrested for making a digital clock and arguably the victim of racial profiling and Islamophobia.  The President tweeted:


I would have liked this better if it ended with: "...and racism is what makes America vile and backwards." But that would have put him over the 80 character tweet limit.  

Ahmed does not deserve a trip to the White House. He does not deserve a guest appearance on the Ellen show. He does not deserve to become an instant celebrity. Basically, he does not deserve a cookie. He and countless others DESERVE to live in a society free of racism. Pardon my harsh language, but:

To hell with the visit to the White House, and to hell with racism.


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