Racist Arizona Immigration Law Earns It First Lawsuit -- And It's From a Pastor

There are 6 comments on the AlterNet story from Oct 17, 2011, titled Racist Arizona Immigration Law Earns It First Lawsuit -- And It's From a Pastor. In it, AlterNet reports that:

It had not been but a few hours following federal Judge Susan Lovelace Blackburn's September 26 approval of HB56, which criminalizes undocumented immigrants, when Manuel Hernndez heard the siren.

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Balony

Kansas City, MO

#1 Oct 18, 2011
Greedy, purported Hispanic Pastor, looking for more free $$.
END RACISM

Morton, PA

#2 Nov 4, 2011
RACISM MUST END

now people !
CONJURE

Morton, PA

#3 Nov 4, 2011
CONJURE MAN

conjure man

Since: Apr 10

Houston, TX

#4 Nov 4, 2011
END RACISM wrote:
RACISM MUST END
now people !
"It turns out that racism in Mexico, both against blacks and dark-skinned indigenous Indians, has a long history. Mexico's colonial past has left its mark on modern-day society. Prejudice toward "pureblood" Indians from those who are "mixed-blood" (Spanish and Indian) is rife. Almost uniformly, people who are darker-skinned and of Indian descent make up the peasantry and working classes, while lighter-skinned, Spanish-descent Mexicans are in the ruling elite. Fox himself comes from that background, as his appearance makes evident.

This inequality may explain in part why the majority of immigrants coming into the United States fall into the darker-skinned category. Beyond the failure of the Mexican government to sustain a decent economy, darker-skinned Mexicans have a difficult time getting work because of job discrimination. According to the Web site IndigenousPeople.net , "sixty percent of Indians over 12 years of age are already unemployed, and of those who work, most earn less than the minimum wage of about $2.50 a day." The same story notes that Mexico City's top restaurants don't allow patrons to bring along Indian domestic workers for fear of tarnishing their business image.

'Color Continuum'

Mexico's racial dynamics are perhaps best summed up by Steve Sailer in his article, "Where Did Mexico's Blacks Go?" He writes that "[w]hat Mexico does have instead of a color line is a 'color continuum.' There are no sharp racial divides, yet the rule for social prestige remains 'the whiter the better.'"

http://articles.sfgate.com/2005-08-03/news/17...
hallie

Reno, NV

#5 Nov 5, 2011
END RACISM wrote:
RACISM MUST END
now people !
Opposing illegal immigration and rape of this country social services and demanding our immigration laws be enforced is not RACISM. It's PATRIOTISM.
WILD FLOWER

Phoenix, AZ

#6 Nov 6, 2011
spytheweb wrote:
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"It turns out that racism in Mexico, both against blacks and dark-skinned indigenous Indians, has a long history. Mexico's colonial past has left its mark on modern-day society. Prejudice toward "pureblood" Indians from those who are "mixed-blood" (Spanish and Indian) is rife. Almost uniformly, people who are darker-skinned and of Indian descent make up the peasantry and working classes, while lighter-skinned, Spanish-descent Mexicans are in the ruling elite. Fox himself comes from that background, as his appearance makes evident.
This inequality may explain in part why the majority of immigrants coming into the United States fall into the darker-skinned category. Beyond the failure of the Mexican government to sustain a decent economy, darker-skinned Mexicans have a difficult time getting work because of job discrimination. According to the Web site IndigenousPeople.net , "sixty percent of Indians over 12 years of age are already unemployed, and of those who work, most earn less than the minimum wage of about $2.50 a day." The same story notes that Mexico City's top restaurants don't allow patrons to bring along Indian domestic workers for fear of tarnishing their business image.
'Color Continuum'
Mexico's racial dynamics are perhaps best summed up by Steve Sailer in his article, "Where Did Mexico's Blacks Go?" He writes that "[w]hat Mexico does have instead of a color line is a 'color continuum.' There are no sharp racial divides, yet the rule for social prestige remains 'the whiter the better.'"
http://articles.sfgate.com/2005-08-03/news/17...
Nothing new on your post. People continue living "those racial dynamics in modern day society" in the US every day. "Whiter the better" ? It's like a global thing now days.

If Mr. Sailer wants to find black people in Mexico, all he needs to do travel to the eastern part of Mexico (gulf states, Veracruz etc.) or the western part (state of Guerrero, etc.) Mexico has never denied history of Mexicans of African descent. FACT

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