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  TRUMP’S SHAMEFUL EXECUTIVE ORDER     WASHINGTON LETTER TO TOURO SYNAGOGUE ORDER BARS LEGAL RESIDENTS Breaking: Trump exec order so broad it could bar 500k *legal residents* from traveling — ProPublica (@ProPublica) January 28, 2017   EXCLUDES COUNTRIES TRUMP DOES BUSINESS WITH This #MuslimBan is not about security. It's about racism and bigotry.And … Continue reading

Freedom agenda for Democrats in 2014
2014 Election / Immigration / NSA SURVEILLANCE / Obama Administration / Obama Job Performance / Voter Suppression / Voting Rights Act

Freedom agenda for Democrats in 2014

  Freedom Agenda for Democrats in 2014     HuffPost Link    SMDP Link   December 31, 2013 This has been a disappointing year for President Obama and the Democrats. One would think that a year that featured a medley of Republican self-inflicted wounds culminating in the pointless government shutdown would end with the Democrats heading … Continue reading

Immigration / Racism / Uncategorized

A Whiter Shade of Pale: Arizona and State Sponsored Bigotry

Rosalyn Carter once said, “a leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” Governor Brewer has chosen the former and elected to play to Arizonans’ fears and prejudices. Regardless of the merits of each proposal, when viewed collectively and in the context of the election of the nation’s first black President, Governor Brewer clearly was setting the tone that the state would protect the dominance of its declining white majority. Continue reading

Immigration / Racism

Cinco de Mayo and Neo-Know Nothingism

For example, census data for Arizona reports that foreign born residents (FBRs) account for 60 percent of the state’s population. That would be a cause for concern were it not for the fact that the data is from 1870 and is five times Arizona’s current FBR rate. In fact, at both the national level and in Tancredo’s home state, the current “great wave” of immigration is significantly below levels for 1870-1930. Continue reading