Posts Tagged ‘anti-immigration’

racisim against mexicans, hispanics, latinos

Not serving spanish or mexicans

While many people are more familiar with racism and segregation against the African American community, many have no knowledge of the fact that Hispanics faced the same kind of adversities.

Last week, this image was shared by the Adrenalina president – Manuel Wernicky.

The picture itself is so strong that you don’t even need to describe it. All you have to do is read the statement and you automatically understand the cultural context behind it.

So the only question we have is how much has our society changed since then? Do you think people still harbor these sort of feelings and attitudes?

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In early America, the question of whether or not displaced immigrants were true citizens was settled with swords and axes. Today, it’s settled with words and excuses that are equally painful but entertaining nonetheless.

anti-immigration

bill the butcher

Immigration has been a political red herring since Native Americans were called Indians and tea tasted better in harbors. Little has changed today.

Let’s see, according to FAIR, Federation for American Immigration Reform, illegal immigration is responsible for: urban sprawl, unemployment, wage depression, inefficiency, housing problems, health-care woes and…crime.

I wish the cure to all of these social ailments was one tangible thing like illegal immigration, but we all know video games are responsible for crime and unemployment was created by the NFL.

Illegal immigration presents problems, but it’s not this doom day scenario that most make it to be. Here’s the real challenge, instead of polarizing the issue and dividing the country, why don’t try to find some middle ground?

Immigrants helped the North gain victory in the civil war and today the sons and daughters of immigrants have enlisted in droves to fight America’s last two wars (or conflicts…whatever the preferred nomenclature). Yet, immigration is still seen as a threat to the American way of life?¬† Bill the Butcher, the American anti-immigration hero offers a very interesting perspective:

A real native is someone who is willing to die fighting for his country. There’s nothing more to it.