Zombieland: Double Tap, Wonder Woman voice actress, and Netflix’s Daredevil actress Rosario Dawson and the girlfriend of presidential candidate Cory Booker claims ICE Raids are “part of a larger white nationalist narrative.”
Dawson penned an op-ed in The Daily Beast to promote her new show The North Pole. Dawson writes, “The story that the current administration repeats ad nauseam is about a “violent invasion” of immigrant hordes—the exact same words used by the gunman who targeted our Latino community and shot down 22 innocent people in El Paso last month.”
In the op-ed she would go on to compare ICE Raids to hate crimes. She writes, “ICE raids and hate crimes don’t happen in a vacuum. They operate as part of a larger white nationalist narrative, a continuation of manifest destiny-thinking remixed for the age of Twitter.” (Related: Graphic Artist Boss Logic Imagines Rosario Dawson as She-Hulk for Disney+ Series)
She then described this “narrative” as part of a “colonial disease.”
“The truth is, this thinking is symptomatic of an old and still very much alive colonial disease.”
It’s not just a narrative that’s part of a “colonial disease” either. Dawson attacks American culture calling it a “culture of dehumanization.”
Dawson wants to combat what she describes as a narrative and culture with her own TV show called The North Pole. She describes the show as a “dramatic comedy web series” that “follows four young people as they navigate immigration struggles as well as raging wildfires, racial tensions—and hallucinogenic mushroom trips (because yes, we need comedy too!).”
In fact, the goal of the show is “To counter this country’s intensifying culture of dehumanization—not just towards immigrants but against black folks, Muslims, indigenous people, women, LGBTQ peoples, basically everyone under threat of patriarchy and colonialism.”
Dawson writes, “With The North Pole, we hope to inspire new stories and visionary organizing that can help us overcome fear with radical love. Stories and campaigns that understand immigrant rights also means fighting for racial justice, climate resilience, and a dramatic change in U.S. foreign policy.”
She concludes, “As acclaimed artist and The North Pole co-producer Favianna Rodriguez says, “Migration is Beautiful.” Let’s show the world just how beautiful we can be.”
Dawson recently showed off new T-shirts that read “Feminism is for Everybody.” In her Instagram post showing off the shirts she promotes the Equal Rights Amendment.
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When your #FeminismIsForEverybody shirts finally arrive and you have to get a boomerang with your ladies before rushing into wardrobe to get to set. #WomensEqualityDay may have just passed but everyday the fight will continue until the Equal Rights Amendment is ratified. Proceeds from this @michaelstarsinc t-shirt benefit the ERA Coalition….! @eracoalition
Dawson also campaigned in 2018 with New Florida Majority who describe that one of their main goals is to expand the ” voting rights of all citizens, including those who are new to the country, raising children on their own, struggling to make a living, or returning from incarceration.” (Related: Avengers 4 Actors Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, and Others Team with Anti-Gun Activists David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez)
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#ThisIsHowDoIT! Heading to Miami from Kissimmee/Orlando now with these supermujeres @HereIsGina, @evalongoria, @zoesaldana and @americaferrera because the #midtermsmatter!!! Thanks to @newFLmajority, @latinovictoryus, @peoplefor #LatinosStandUp, #LatinasEnMarcha, #somosmas #VOTE #phenomenallylatina
Dawson has a number of projects in the works. She will reprise her role as Becky in the Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. She stars as Nevada in the upcoming Zombieland sequel, Zombieland: Double Tap. She will also give voice to Wonder Woman in Wonder Woman: Bloodlines.
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