Dismantle the DHS: Pro-Migrant SanctuarySphere
This first post on dismantling the DHS couldn't be more right on. If we want real change we'll do away with the DHS and create an organization that does not treat immigrants as terrorists. The DHS was created in response to 9/11 and has since simply been a tool to demonize immigrants.
Forget Janet Napolitano; Dismantle the DHS at The Sanctuary. Dream Activist explains that no matter who you appoint to head the DHS it was built by Bush and should be dismantled if we want real change.
I was recently asked by a reader if I felt all immigration retrictionists were racists. Basically I'd have to say that yes, on some level, I believe their desire is based in racism whether it be fostered or innate. My view comes from the fact that I'veseen no immigration retrictionists who have sought to do what is necessary to ebb the need for migrating to the United States - helping others abroad.
Post Election Hate Running Rampant at Para Justicia y Libertad. Hatred towards minorities is nothing new, but recently we've seen an escalation in hate crimes.
I Don't Know How African-Americans Do It at Why Am I Not Surprised on white privilege.
I try to imagine what that oppression against White people looks like - really I do. But I can't. And that's when I get tired. Tired of listening. Tired of explaining it. Tired of thinking about it. Tired of watching the parade of broken-hearted children of color who've learned not to think it will ever change. Tired of watching White folks preen and priss their hour upon the stage of life as if they earned their moment in the sun.
Amazing G(race) at Smart Borders.
Until we move away from a profit-driven market for extralegal workers and continue criminalizing human beings for migrating, we will continue reading headlines like the shocking one in Long Island this past week. Marcelo Lucero, after having lived in the United States for the past 16 years after emigrating from Ecuador, was brutally beaten and stabbed to death on November 9. A mob of seven boys were picked up shortly afterwards, and they were quoted as having said, ""Let's go find some Mexicans." (NYTimes)