Thursday, April 22, 2010

Electro Movimiento

On-line Coalitions
No, I don't mean the Calle 13 song when I say "Electro Movimiento." I wanted to compliment all of the on-line movements against SB1070, including those on Facebook like
1 MILLION Strong AGAINST the Arizona Immigration Law SB1070 and The People Against SB 1070 Also, organizations like ¡Alto Arizona! have had an on-line presence, which has helped to spread awareness, and hopefully address the bill as a step backwards in Civil Rights

As with any discussion of race, many non-minority or racially marked persons have difficulty speaking about this bill because their standpoints do not allow them to live the experience of a racially marked person. For this reason, there is a lot of discussion of legal rhetoric in order for supporters of SB1070 to play the rhetorical shell-game of, 'we're not talking about race, we're talking about a legal issue.' It would be helpful for people who do not see it as a racial profiling issue to acknowledge that this is not something they have experienced in their realities, and might therefore respect the opinions of those who have, and fear for its institutionalization within the spirit of this law, if not in the letter.

A conversation that needs to be discussed is the One Cent tax to try and save Arizona schools from having to proceed with massive layoffs.
For more information on Prop 100

Update: Video of an anti-SB1070 Rally in Tucson

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