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Posted on March 31 at 11:53 a.m.
In 1969 Cesar Chavez along with Walter Mondale and the Rev. Abernathy marched to the Mexican border to protest illegal immigration and the use of same as strikebreakers. Some Democrats in the 1960s realized that illegal immigration was being used to reinforce corporate power and reduce wages.
But since then, the Democratic party has realized that the children of illegal immigrants will guarantee a permanent Democratic majority in California and perhaps nationwide.
On Unity March in Honor of César Chávez
Posted on March 28 at 6:28 a.m.
Perhaps ICE could start with the President's uncle.
On Deport Drunken Drivers
Posted on March 24 at 2:57 p.m.
If Lois Capps can speak at the Jewish Festival, why can't JVP?
On Trying to Bring Peace to the Table
Posted on November 14 at 5:47 p.m.
1. If the injunction is racial profiling, as is immigration enforcement, why is affirmative action not considered racial profiling?
2. Would Latino groups support an end to affirmative action and multilingual government services in exchange for amnesty and higher quotas for immigration from Latin America?
3. The argument for mass immigration, offered by both the corporate Republicans and post-American Democrats is that immigrants are harder working and have stronger family and moral values than Americans. (Remember Jorge Arbusto and "family values don't stop at the Rio Grande?") Doesn't tolerance and even glorification of Latino gang activity, coupled with demands for ethnic/racial preferences undercut the argument that immigrants are uniformly superior?
4. Why should the United States be the only country allowed to benefit from mass immigration? Why shouldn't Mexico open up its borders, instead of having the some of the most restrictive requirements for citizenship on the planet? Perhaps Mexico would benefit from mass immigration by well-educated Europeans, Asians and Americans.
On Reactions to Gang Injuction
Posted on November 7 at 4:10 p.m.
Nobody cares about George Ied because he doesn't fall into one of the designated victim groups. He was from Syria but not a Muslim. He wasn't Latino, he wasn't gay as far as we know.
The murderers of George Ied are Latino gang members who in the minds of right-thinking progressives can do no wrong and are merely victims of colonialism and white privilege.
On Why S.B. Needs S.B.
Posted on September 8 at 12:01 p.m.
Great letter! Let's buy ethical oil, not conflict oil.
On Pipeline Dreams
Posted on September 3 at 1:55 p.m.
"Those assumptions, said Kingston, often feed pre-conceived prejudices, referring to Harding’s largely Latino population. “I worry that in our community some people feel like they belong more than others.”
This kind of Anglo-baiting snark does little to convince non-Latino parents to send their kids to Harding. It is the Mexican illegal immigrants who are telling "whites" to go back to Europe.
On Harding School’s Test Scores Take Off
Posted on August 23 at 7:25 p.m.
If UCSB faculty really wanted "diversity" in the intellectual sense, they would invite Hank to the panel discussion.
"Preceding each film, there will be a faculty led discussion regarding the film's content in relation to the events currently taking place in the Middle East."
What the heck does Che Guevara have to do with the Middle East? How on earth will they incorporate "Che" into the usual Israel-bashing at UCSB?
On <em>Che: Part One</em>
Posted on August 23 at 12:29 p.m.
waz wins the comment thread.
Although he forgot to point out that the American illegals in Canada would also demand affirmative action in employment and education due to Canada's enslavement and torture of Americans in the French and Indian wars.
On One Step Forward, Two Steps Back for Undocumented Students
Posted on August 20 at 8:13 a.m.
There is so much wrong in this article. The average family size with illegal alien students is five? It is hard to believe such a family is not a net drain on the taxpayers. $150,000 in private scholarships for a Chicano studies student who is here illegally? How many U.S. citizens studying at UC in physics or computer science can get $150,000 in private scholarships?
The lack of motivation of illegal immigrants to attend UC and CSU is apparently a problem that must be addressed with massive private and public funding. Yet many qualified California high school students who do not qualify for affirmative action are denied admission to UC and must attend school out of state. And don't tell me that UC/CSU do not use race in admission -- Proposition 209 is observed with the same rigor as immigration law in this state.
Finally the purposeful conflation of illegal alien with immigrant is deliberately misleading journalism.
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