|This kid knows what's up.|
This isn't even a matter of illegal immigration anymore. Racism, which never really left America in the first place, has taken a giant step as of late. It seems that all brown people are falling victim to the blatant racism that has somehow become okay because "we hate illegals. arggggg." Look at the response of a mother whose daughter was verbally abused...basically because of the color of her skin.
"She is a citizen. She doesn't even speak Spanish," said Conde, a U.S. citizen originally from Puerto Rico. "The culture being created (by the law) is that this sort of thing is OK."
|Should this bear also go back to Mexico because it's brown?|
As a proud Native American (if you don't believe me, go back to this article), I'm going to have to pull the "everyone here is an illegal immigrant" card. Seriously, there was actually a time where this continent didn't have any Europeans on it. Crazy, I know. Like I mentioned in my other article, I understand that population shifts happen over the ages. People move in and out of areas. And we Natives are generally told to stop complaining about it. "Americans," however, are completely entitled to b*tching about what's going on right now. Wait....
And because racism likes to manifest itself in our everyday speech, I'm also pretty disgusted with recent attempts to make English the official language of the United States. The intolerance. Make it stop.
Basically every immigration-related news article on the web will have a few comments to the tune of "THEY COME IN OUR COUNTRY AND DON'T EVEN SPEAK OUR LANGUAGE WTFFFFFFFF"**
If you're not going to recognize the myriad indigenous languages of our Native peoples, why on Earth should English be our national language? Does this mean that we should tell the French Quarter of New Orleans to stop speaking French? Or that the Chinatowns of our major cities should stop conversing in Chinese? Or that Jewish communities need to stop speaking Hebrew? Or that American Indian reservations should stop using their native tongues (wait, Natives already got fined and beaten for that once...)?
If America wants to continue to call itself the melting pot, then it has to start (re?)accepting differences in language, skin color, and cultures. Parents need to stop teaching their children that they should hate their classmates who don't look like them. No matter what your views are on illegal immigration issues, hating people isn't going to "fix" anything. All it does is make the United States an unpleasant and hostile place to live. America is America because of its diversity. No other country can boast so many different types of people living within the same set of political boundaries.
Let's not completely tear that apart, thanks.
|Because believe it or not, you're not better than everyone else.|
**You see what I did there with the grammatical error? That's me judging.