Rhetorical situation


The sender of the article “Why Do We Hate Immigrants?” is Kevin Powell, an African-American author and political activist. Powell has worked on issues related to white supremacy, racial bias, and police brutality. In the article, Powell mainly relies on his African-American background to present himself as reliable. 

Powell compares the experiences of African Americans with those of immigrants (ll. 1-4) to show that he understands what immigrants are currently going through. His background is mentioned several times throughout the text. For instance, Powell talks about his mother’s struggles to make a life for herself and her two children (ll. 69-73). This example is meant to show the readers that Powell, just like some immigrants, comes from an underprivileged background and that his current position was obta...

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