April 28, 2010

THE PEOPLE RISE UP:

Immigration advocates rising up in anger across the nation over new Arizona law (Juan Gonzalez, 4/28/10, NY Daily News)

Public furor is mounting across the nation over Arizona's new "show me your papers or go to jail" immigration law.

One Hispanic congressman, Raul Grijalva (D-Tucson) is urging tourists and national conventions to boycott his state.

Another, our own Jose Serrano (D-Bronx), wants baseball owners to yank the All-Star Game from Phoenix next year.

"Major League Baseball needs to revisit the issue of whether the All-Star Game, one of America's greatest televised exports to Latin America, should be played in a state that doesn't show any respect to Latinos," Serrano said.


We often wonder how our ancestors could have tolerated things like Dred Scott and Jim Crow. Here's our chance not to.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 28, 2010 6:00 AM
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