I wish Idaho's legislature had enough conservative Republicans to pass a law like Arizona did. But much of our Republican Party here is owned by corporate interests, so they don't pay attention to us. Perhaps the Arizona law creates some risk of increased racial profiling, but if the federal government is too busy whoring after corporate interests and ethnic identity groups, what's the choice?
Anyway, this article from the April 23, 2010 Washington Post has an example of exactly the sort of vicious, nasty stereotyping that many people are warning about:
"It's going to change our lives," said Emilio Almodovar, a 13-year-old American citizen from Phoenix. "We can't walk to school any more. We can't be in the streets anymore without the pigs thinking we're illegal immigrants."[emphasis added]Is it still 1968? Pigs?