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How “Shithouse” Versus “Shithole” Became The Barometer For Racist America

Why fight the funk?

Ezinne Ukoha
5 min readJan 17, 2018

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Let me start off by saying this:

There’s a typo in the last sentence — but the tweet was an instant hit so I left it as a badge of honor. But, you get the gist — even though I kinda lied.

I can absolutely believe the debate about whether or not Trump said “shithouse” or “shithole” — and how his allies are convinced that the former sounds way better than the latter in the world that exists for the sole purpose of appeasing the “impassioned conversation” about immigration.

According to Kirstjen Nielsen — Secretary of Homeland Security — and a worthy candidate of anyone who can claim Norway as the country of their heritage — even though she seems unable to convincingly verify the fact that the Scandinavian haven is filled with mostly White people — Trump used “tough language” to make his case against importing Black and Brown people who almost always have to take a dump under the moonlit sky.

Nielsen was testifying on Capitol Hill on Tuesday — the day after Martin Luther King Day — and just like her racist boss who oversees his racist staff when he’s not devouring bags of Big Macs or playing a round of golf surrounded by holes filled with everything but “shit” — the undercover Norwegian held her ground when it came to the deplorable ownership of how bigoted views can be finessed to dull the bigger picture.

Senators Dick Durbin (or “Senator Dicky”) and Lindsay Graham had the pleasure of attending the infamous meeting in the Oval Office with other lawmakers — and both men are adamant about the fact that President Donald Trump did indeed refer to countries like mine as “shitholes.”

Senators David Perdue and Tom Cotton had an expectedly different take on the eventful session:

“We do not recall the President saying these comments specifically but what he did call out was the imbalance in our current immigration system which does not…

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