Are Hispanics the new Blacks?

This post was written by marc on May 18, 2010
Posted Under: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Before Martin Luther King in the 1960s blacks were considered second class citizens. They did the work no one else would do at wages far below that of white people. Now Hispanics are in the same positions as blacks were before 1960. Under the guise that some of them might be illegal immigrants Hispanics are being pushed down by white racists who have a new race to oppress.

Sarah Palin fueling this racism is saying that “We are all Arizonians now”. Actually every human on the continent are the decedents of someone who immigrated from somewhere else. White people are not native to America, so the way I see it, we are all immigrants now.

I’m not sure what the Republicans have in mind by trying to organize America into “us vs. them” because they are giving Hispanics more motivation to vote than they ever had before. I don’t see how alienating more voters is going to help the party of Bush win elections.

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