Immigration

Arizona Laws Dismantle a Century of American Progress

Not since Back to the Future III has history been rolled back as much as we have seen done by the Arizona State Legislature this year. In just one legislative session the Arizona has brought back into fashion second class … Continued

Politics

The History of Juneteenth and Mexico

Saturday, June 19, is the 145th anniversary of Juneteenth. Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 that Major General Gordon Granger read General Order #3 in Galveston, Texas, which informed former slaves that President Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation. The … Continued

Politics

Legislative Creep(iness)

Arizona’s SB 1070 is not the first anti-immigrant legislation to be passed.  It does however continue the legislative creep that we’ve seen over the last few years.  This is also not the first time that legislative creep has restricted or … Continued

Immigration

Tanton Network’s New Front Group Exploits Veterans

The anti-immigrant movement in America is much like the legend of Medusa – for every snakehead that is cut off another grows in its place. In 2007, a group calling itself Vietnamese for Fair Immigration (now defunct) was exposed as … Continued

Politics

Arizona Law is Threat to Justice Everywhere

“Any law that uplifts the human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust.” ~Dr. Martin Luther King wrote in a letter from a Birmingham jail. In his Huffington Post article, Clarence B. Jones did not just … Continued

Politics

Blackface and the Far Right

Why is putting on blackface such the rage on the far right? The mighty pale Tea Party movement is not the first to try this tactic. The nearly all white anti-immigrant movement has been trying on blackface over the last … Continued