Paraded in Chains: Pro-Migrant SanctuarySphere
Sorry for the long pause in my posting. I moved to Texas at the beginning of this year and have been working on getting things together. Part of this process involved finding a place to get some volunteer time in. The place I've been working with helps people living with HIV and other terminal illnesses. The majority of the people I work with are fabulous, quality people. However, during one of our volunteer meetings I was reminded of how much crap Mexican people have to deal with. The group was discussing an upcoming garage sale and possible items to sell. A white man in the group stated "how much can we get for five Mexicans?" This statement was met with much puzzlement as the group is made up of people of all races and is supposed to be based on showing compassion. He was called out for his statement still today he is still apologizing.
What is it that makes it ok to hate on Mexicans? And why when you're at an organization that helps people do you still encounter this sort of intolerance? I guess these are questions I'll never be able to answer. With that said, thanks for your patience and here are the stories from around the SanctuarySphere.
Chained Immigrants Paraded By Arizona Sheriff at Hatewatch. Also Racists Threaten To Abandon GOP Over Election Of First African-American Party Chairman and New SPLC Report: Three leading anti-immigration groups share extremist roots.
Hernández v. Texas at The Unapologetic Mexican.
In 1951 in the town of Edna, Texas, a field hand named Pedro Hernández murdered his employer after exchanging words at a gritty cantina. From this seemingly unremarkable small-town murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that would forever change the lives and legal standing of tens of millions of Americans.
Sheriff Joe to March Immigrant Detainees to Tent City in Chains at Migra Matters.
Napolitano Appoints Dora Schriro as Special Advisor on ICE and Detention & Removal at Bender's Immigration Bulletin.
New York's New Senator was a Tancredo clone when she was appointed a few days ago; by the next morning she was sounding like Ted Kennedy. Is she a good politician or just slippery?
Excellent Talk Dispelling Myths Put by Opponents of Comprehensive Immigration Reform at Eristic Ragemail.
ICE eyes L.A. area for new immigration jail at Just News.
Immigration reform is a promise waiting to be filled at Latina Lista.
President Obama has lost no time in reversing policies and addressing campaign promises. Yet many in the Latino community wonder how long it will be before immigration reform becomes politically cool enough for the new administration to handle.
Gay Muslims at No Borders and Binaries.
The LA Times recently ran a story on Aliyah Bacchs, who is a Muslim lesbian that left an arranged marriage and came to her family with two choices: accept her sexuality or lose her forever. Her case is not an isolated incident or limited to Muslims in America as exemplified in the Channel 4 documentary that was shot in Britain.