reply to post by tothetenthpower
Would Arizona be racist? No. We don't touch Canada so it wouldn't be our problem initially. Maybe down the line when you ILLEGAL CANADIANS
filter down here, but not initially.
Would Michigan be considered racist? Yes. Would any other border state be considered racist? Yes. If the illegal problem there is comparable to
what we've been going through down here, then people would eventually have enough of it and do what Arizona had to do. And the lazy bums would cry
RACIST!! because that's the only "argument" they have.
Racism doesn't neccisarily have to be about the color of one's skin. Correct me if I'm wrong, but alot of Canadians are of French lineage are
they not? So people in Michigan who support their new anti-illegal immigration bill would be racist against French Canadians.
Do illegal French Canadians look different than legal French Canadians? Probably not. Just like illegal mexicans don't look much different than
their legal counterparts. So how do you tell them apart without being racist? It's hard to explain. Having lived in Phoenix for as long as I did [ 20
yrs.] you just know. People in Detroit can call me racist all they want. I don't care. They don't know what I know simply because they don't know
the lay of the land in Phx. Just as I don't know the lay of the land in Detroit, I'd look stupid trying to judge them.
Now as far as the Sheriff's dept. and the legislature being racist? No. You sound like you actually read the bill and I commend you for that.
Here's a thread I started that is an excellent example of how this bill will be implemented.
A person has to live here to fully understand how we can pick the illegals out of a crowd. That's why 70% of arizonans support the bill while the
rest of the country does not. WE understand what's going on down here because we live with it. THE REST do not understand because they do not.
Mexican culture was and is a big part of Arizona. If every single Mexican, both legal and illegal, packed up and left, it would deal a devastating
financial and cultural blow to our state , and we KNOW it. 70% of Arizonans do not have a problem with legal Mexicans, myself included [ why, when I
was single..........] We are NOT racists against Mexicans. What we DO have a problem with however is people who knowingly BREAK THE LAW [ Hence the
term "illegal" alien ].Don't you? Don't you want to raise your family around predominantly law abiding citizens? I know I do, and apparently so do
70% of Arizonans.
I would suggest to you and anyone else listening, don't judge someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes.
After all, isn't that what calling someone a racist is, a judgement call?