Stephen Miller is just like Donald Trump-but competent - 2020-08-09
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In 1932, a judge rejected Nison Miller's US citizenship application on the grounds that he was ignorant. A few generations later, Nison's great grandson, Stephen, would complain about a Latina housekeeper dropping him off at middle school in her cheap car. It made him "look poor," Miller told his friend Jason Islas.
Soon after, Miller told Islas they couldn't be friends anymore. Miller explained the decision by attacking Islas' height, bad skin, lack of confidence, and Mexican American heritage. "What he targeted was, looking back, an impressive feat of understanding what I didn't like about myself," Islas told Jean Guerrero, an investigative journalist who recently worked as a border reporter for KPBS in San Diego, two hours south of where Miller grew up. "It was the opposite of empathy."