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Quick Hit: Arizona

April 27, 2010
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If you haven’t been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the new anti-immigrant legislation in Arizona. Cara at Feministe did a pretty good roundup of articles and blog posts about the new law, so I won’t go into detail here. This is about all I have to say on the subject:

Dear Arizona,
This law is blatantly racist. STOP IT. NOW.
Sincerely,
Lisa

Unfortunately, there isn’t much we can do (see Cara’s post for a list), but you could use this image as your photo or icon around the web to show solidarity.

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  1. adam permalink
    April 28, 2010 12:06 AM

    This bill is regressive– frighteningly so. It sounds like we’re threatening to sue the police for not racially profiling…

    Some Arizonans say this law is needed to stop people from trying to get into the country illegally. To them I ask what reason would-be-immigrants can have to leave the bosom of their families and risk imprisonment, even death– to enter an economic slump?!

    Hmm… maybe it’s because we employ so many of them to polish our mantlepieces, cut our lawns, and bring us our drugs (life necessities right there). If we really don’t want people coming into this country illegally to make money, how about NOT PAYING THEM TO COME?

    And now we’re turning law enforcement away from more important duties to go hunting for people who we know will LOOK A CERTAIN WAY? What about civil liberties?! I’m sorry Minute Men et al, but I’m living in 2010, and I don’t like seeing Arizonan tax money being used to institute what looks like a new, subtler version of Jim Crow.

    • Lisa permalink
      April 28, 2010 12:18 AM

      Yes! Some people are calling it the “Juan Crow” law. I wouldn’t even call it “subtler” than Jim Crow though, the law pretty blatantly says “detain all brown people because they might be undocumented”. I thought Colbert did an excellent spot on the new law in this Word.

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