Arizona hates Latinos!

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Thread Topic: Arizona hates Latinos!

tongue
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Arizona recently passed a law that will basically allow racial profiling in rounding up illegal immigrants, and it's weighing heavily on my mind. This might not be as big of an issue if Arizona didn't have such a large population of Latinos, many who came here legally or who were born here. To paint with a broad brush and suspect these people of being illegal immigrants(or treating them as suspects rather) is to treat them as outsiders in their own country, and that's wrong. There are better ways of fighting illegal immigration- better border security, workplace roundups- besides profiling.
sassy rocker
Joined: Apr 2, '10
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so they dont like latinos? that sux im a latina chic sassy not baad
Demonjoe
Joined: Dec 14, '09
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Actually the bill prohibits racial discrimination, at least that's what one of the state senators from Arizona said on Your World with Neil Cavuto in an interview.
tongue
Joined: Aug 19, '08
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I'm not sure how that could be possible, Joe. The law specifically says that a police officer can card anyone that they suspect is an illegal immigrant, which would inevitably lead to racial profiling.
Actually Sassy, I'm not really accusing anyone of racism, at least not blatant racism.
Another thing that annoys me about this new is that all Latinos are now going to have to carry a birth certificate and other documents with them wherever they go, the same way free blacks had to until the Emancipation Proclaimation and the same way black South Africans had to under Apartheid. No one else except Latinos will have to carry papers because only Latinos are going to be under suspicion. They're being singled out. That's the very definition of profiling and fits pretty well into a definition of racism.
Luckily this doesn't effect me, but as a white male I'm in a position of power in society that I can use to either (1) serve my own desires or (2) fight for those who aren't as lucky as me. I choose the latter.
Hamilton
Joined: Apr 26, '10
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It's funny. Conservatives are always talking about how the liberals want to get rid of human rights, but they just made it perfectly legal for police to ask anyone for their 'papers'.
Demonjoe
Joined: Dec 14, '09
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What rights do conservatives say the liberals want to take away?
Alana
Joined: Jan 30, '10
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blah blah blah politics.... but racism is the WORST by faaaar...
tongue
Joined: Aug 19, '08
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Conservatives have been railing against Obama saying that he's engineering a socialist takeover since he took office.
Peter Principle
Joined: Apr 2, '09
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Arizona is nearly 1/3rd hispanic in population. Politically-speaking, this is only going to drive the hispanic vote further toward the Democratic party.
Hikaru Katsu
Joined: Sep 29, '09
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God, why you orignizing people according to their race.
Demonjoe
Joined: Dec 14, '09
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Hikaru has got a point there. We shouldn't be grouping people by race, sex, or sexual orientation, Americans are Americans. I also don't like how every politician keeps trying to appeal to every minority to get political points, if a politican runs on prinicple and isn't corrupt (or good at hiding it) he or she is sure to have a good chance, provided you're not in an extremely red district and you are running as a liberal, or vice-versa.
Hikaru Katsu
Joined: Sep 29, '09
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I know, like what if there is a Latino and they worked hard to get citizenship, and then all these people are like doing nothing by crossing he border, and they think they should have to get citezenship too.
sassy rocker
Joined: Apr 2, '10
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if u ask me ppl we shouldent care bout are race we are all ppl its not are fault of wat culture we were born in

anyways we should be proud of wat races are we and respect others
tongue
Joined: Aug 19, '08
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It's generally a good idea as far as campaigning goes to reach out to voters that no one else bothers to reach for. Democrats win elections this way alot- their constituency is very strong among women and minorities and has been since Kennedy's election since 1960. It's good campaigning, really, and the Republicans wouldn't have any chance at building that kind of constituency because their policy stances don't appeal to those groups. Latinos had been big GOP supporters during the Bush years, but the fight over immigration has shifted the community towards the Democrats.
Bambi
Joined: Mar 30, '09
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Oh well, if they were immigrants from Mexico they could always get in via a suitcase.

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