By Jim Schutze
By Rachel Watts
By Lauren Drewes Daniels
By Anna Merlan
By Lee Escobedo
There was a common warning in her home: "Beware of the blue-eyes."
Alonzo says her family and their friends feared deportation, even after they were living here legally.
"They didn't want to draw attention to themselves."
That's done and gone.
In Arizona thousands have taken to the street in protest against SB 1070. Abuelas are joined by kids without papers. Together they commit civil disobedience and force arrests.
The Supreme Court doesn't grasp that its decision is not the final word on the subject.
Media everywhere erupted with the recent news that whites now account for a minority of births in America for the first time. Latinos have the highest fertility rate and are already the largest minority.
"If (reform) doesn't happen as part of a revolution," Alonzo says, "the sheer numbers will eventually force change."
See that little roly-poly, hija rock 'n' rolly, wearing pull-ups, sporting earrings and sitting on her mama's lap?
She is your future.
Michael Lacey is the executive editor of Village Voice Media.
It's funny to see bigots offended at being called racist. It's like a worm, offended at being called a slug.
Maybe you could try a little harder and come up with a more accurate buzzword than "racism?" Language != race.
If we cared, we would ask them where they were from. But we don't care where they're from - Africa, Mexico, France - it's all good. We're just happy they got here. That's how we do things in this country because that's the kind of people we are.
If Republicans don't want to learn how to talk, that's fine with me. But as a conservative, I'm against the government telling me what to say or how to say it. That's not conservatism - that's just racism.
I can't wait to see some Texican cop, arresting a white boy from Plano on suspicion of being an illegal alien from Norway.
You're a red haired and green eyed Hispanic... 'unfortunately' your children are not... Can't help but think this may be a Freudian Slip... resentment maybe? Maybe not. On the surface you're argument is so simplified but at least I get your concern. To a degree I think you may be right. So, I propose that for the next ten years the cops stop EVERYONE and determine citizenship... maybe by then we can get this non sense under control. After all, the supreme court of the land gave the ok on random stops or even complete barricades to check for illegal activity. So, once again, let's stop everyone at such check points. HERE"S MY ID OFFICER!
I am so fed up with these tiresome 'journalists'. I use the term loosely. I'm fed up with them using historical truisms to cast themselves in the 'righteous' light. Yes, America has a history of wrong doings. Name me a culture that doesn't? Please, I would like to know of one. However, dragging up these wrongs and parading them alongside their own positions do NOT make their positions correct. The frigging Nazi's were masters at it, having learnt their propaganda techniques from many of the journalistic heroes of the American golden era of Progressives. The very same heroes that many of todays 'journalist' still follow. Oh, yes. They gave us so many great ideologies such as the aforementioned propaganda, euthanasia, interrogation techniques, sterilization and so on and so forth. All of which were always paraded with truisms to make them seem righteous where applicable or humane and the right thing to do at other times. People, we're doomed to repeat history if we don't truly learn from it. Also, if you do happen to crack open a history book... read up on the author, lest you be duped by yet another progressive. They love to mangle history's truisms.
Here's part of the problem - remember this testimony to the Texas legislature? Here for 20 years and not able to communicate in English. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PLbrng2Trc
You have wrongly assumed that the Vatican has traditionally condemned the growth of scientific knowledge. I'll spot you Galileo (which wasn't really about the Vatican disagreeing with science, but I won't argue the point). Can you name a singe other instance? Nope. There isn't one. Besides that, even the Vatican itself supports the theory of evolution.
The problem America has is with illegal immigration, not legal immigration. It does not help when 90% of illegals are Hispanic. All cops do in Arizona is ask for valid government identification. What is wrong with that? I have been to a few countries and they all ask me for an I.D. or my passport. Also, you have countries in Latin America whose immigration laws are strictly enforced. Ask an immigrant and they will most likely say that TRYING to make it through Mexico is hell.
Having lived in Mexico City for 3 years as an ex-patriot, I can assure you that if you are stopped in Mexico, you better have proof of who you are, what your status in Mexico is, etc. Mexico has some of the most restrictive immigration laws in the World. Try to get into Mexico from the Southern border.
I guess I don't have to worry. I am a red haired, green eyed Hispanic. But unfortunatly my children are not. They are as brown as the charro beans I cook for them. Why do my children have to carry ID to travel cross country, when every one else's do not? I know, I will just not visit a state with such laws. I'll take my money elsewhere.