Which of the following demonized entire groups of people by race and/or religion?
1. King Herod the Great:
"Then Herod ...was exceeding wroth, and sent forth and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under.."
2. Horace Greeley, editor of The New York Tribune, opposing Chinese immigration:
"The Chinese are uncivilized, unclean, and filthy beyond all conception without any of the higher domestic or social relations; lustful and sensual in their dispositions; every female is a prostitute of the basest order."
3. Adolf Hitler:
"Hence today I believe that I am fighting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: 'by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord.'"
4. Col. John Milton Chivington (Sand Creek Massacre):
"Damn any man who sympathizes with Indians! I have come to kill Indians and believe it is right and honorable to use any means under God's heaven to kill Indians...Kill and scalp all, big and little; nits make lice."
5. Most Republican governors and presidential candidates:
"NO SYRIAN REFUGEES HERE!"
And the answer is . . . you're RIGHT! ALL OF THE ABOVE!
EXTRA CREDIT! How will history judge number five?