Then Presidential Candidate Toxic Orange, during his political campaign for president, promoted his xenophobic and racist ideology by stating that all immigrants crossing the US imaginary border without inspection were rapists and drug dealers. The vitriolic speech and vivid language used to demonize and dehumanize individuals seeking a better life and to contribute to the US economy, found acceptance and support in a significant portion of the population and mainstream media. This article will describe the social construction of the Mexico-US border as an object and place for wild ideology and discourse based in white supremacist and racist premises. Additionally, a concept named the Border fetishism will be used to analyze this phenomenon that is at the same time, attractive and repulsive, for many US residents and where dreams, rejections, and aspirations live and compete, in the same space.
"Border Fetishism: Decolonizing of the Imaginary Border Ideology and Discourse."
Humboldt Journal of Social Relations