Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Arizona Immigration Bill

This is some seriously xenophobic and racist shit right here.

I honestly don't know what else I can say about it.

It's just SO fucked up.

Although, if we're honest, is also basically putting into law behavior on the part of police that was already happening. For example, anyone who has read here for a while will be familiar with and know how I feel about Sheriff Arpaio, who operates out of Arizona, and always with high popularity amongst the (white) population of Arizona.

So, yeah, it was just already an extremely Latino un-friendly state. But it just got a whole lot more so. And we can already see how the law is going to be enforced, as well as how people opposing it are going to be treated.

So, stuff you can do. From where ever you are!

There is, naturally, many Facebook groups against the bill but here's my favorite so far: 1 MILLION Strong AGAINST the Arizona Immigration Law SB1070
Email AZ Gov. Jan Brewer's office:
JOIN THE CAMPAIGN at to boycott Arizona:
And of course there are wonderful posts already written around the interwebs, like this one from Sylvia at Problem Chylde, Arizona: All Latin@s Carry Papers or GTFO or from the always worth reading Vivir Latino, Russell Pearce, author of SB 1070, connected to White Supremacist Organizations, among others.

There are also calls from many quarters to boycott Arizona. Here in the Bay Area that has meant the city of San Francisco seeking to sever contracts with businesses there, for which I applaud the city government and highly support other cities and counties doing likewise! As many have already pointed out, boycotts have worked before with Arizona, they can work again.

I feel like I say this a lot but... This shit has got to stop.