Racism: June 2011 Archives
I'm a little late to this, but t's good to see Morgan Freeman supporting Carlos Santana's courageous stand against Georgia's nativism in this CNN Interview (sombrero tip to ColorLines):
"What would you do with Carlos Santana? Send him back? He's a national treasure. What would you do with him? The legislature here in Georgia, the legislature there in Arizona, that is absolutely un-American--completely. That's the kind of discrimination that we now have to--it's gonna be our next civil rights struggle--is immigration. We are a magnet for people, we want to continue to be that. If you're not that, then you're not who you say you are. What does it mean to be an American anymore?"
Morgan Freeman - CNN (24 May 2011)
Freeman hits on something which I've always found so ridiculous about nativism. I grew up in a country, Guatemala, that people want emigrate from. It's a privilege to live in a country that people want to immigrate to. Nativists seeking to destroy that privilege hurt not only migrants, but all of us.