FAIR Support Of Hate: Pro-Migrant SanctuarySphere
If you've been paying attention to the news lately you've seen the rise in violence against Latinos. Just a few days ago men jumped from a truck and beat two Equadorian brothers nearly to death with a metal bat. We've also seen both Marcelo Lucero and Luis Ramirez beat to death in what are reported as hate crimes.
FAIR said that this "outrageous behavior" was part of "a calculated strategy" aimed at "silenc[ing] legitimate immigration policy debate" and added that those who suggest such a link between rhetoric and hate crime "provide no proof whatsoever." FAIR and its leader, Dan Stein, were particularly incensed that Latino rights organizations had "cynically" suggested that the recent murder of Marcelo Lucero on Long Island, N.Y., by white teenagers who had gone hunting for "Mexicans," was related to the demonization of Latino immigrants that had been particularly heavy there.
In What Exactly *Are* You Thinking? over at Change.org David links to an article on anti-migrant sentiment in the UK. The cry that the 'white working class' is suffering is one used to promote migrant fear. The piece titled - has a great opening paragraph:
One of the most annoying things about people who like to play around with anti-immigrant politics is that they seem to be incapable of expressing themselves straightforwardly. They're like estate agents who don't want to mention that houses have toilets - it's all this euphemistic "are you thinking what I'm thinking" stuff. And usually, I'm not thinking what they're thinking, and I don't know what they mean.
At a cursory glance, the news about George W. Bush moving into a former whites-only enclave in Texas called Preston Hollow looks to be one of those minor, one-day stories. After all, it's not as if these kinds of covenants are still in existence or are being enforced, right?
The ABC of Agriprocessors at Smart Borders.
Nearly seven months after their Postville processing plant was raided by Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE), Agriprocessors pled not guilty on all charges Friday, December 5, 2008. Their lawyer, who phoned in to make the plea, did not mention the plight of the 389 unauthorized immigrants or their families.
At Just News a story of a man fighting for his rights against discrimination in Tennessee. Tennessee immigrants fight back fear, sue for rights.