Monday, April 26, 2010

Nasty Stereotyping & the Arizona Illegal Immigration Law

Nasty Stereotyping & the Arizona Illegal Immigration Law

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?


  1. For liberals, 1968 never ended.

  2. Normal 13 year olds do not use the word 'pig' to describe police officers (maybe in jest, but not seriously).

    Either this kid has been coached to call them 'pigs' by some community organizer type to get him and others riled up about non-existent stop-and-identify provisions in the bill -- or he's a member of a street gang (wouldn't be surprised despite his age) and that *is* his view of the police.

    It doesn't give me much hope for the assimilation process if that is the view young Hispanic-Americans have of the police when they try to enforce the laws of the land.

  3. That 13-year-old was interviewed for a reason: he could be relied on to parrot the leftist line he'd been coached to parrot.

    OTOH given the pervasive dishonesty in media, I'm not willing to believe there is such a person as Emilio Almodovar, that if he exists he's really an American citizen, or that he actually said what was attributed to him.