HAPPY WHITE PEOPLE DAY! or…. MERRY CAUCASIAN DAY!
They are at it again! Arizona has decided to take another swing at the Hispanic/Latino community. A white GOP state rep wants a white folk holiday.
It wasn’t enough to implement an Anti-Immigration law that was obscure and general in regards to law enforcement’s protocal to arrest those who were considered Illegal immigrants without racial profiling. It is ridiculous for anyone who is not of colored skin to argue otherwise, to argue that the Latino community would be treated with the same kind of respect and understanding as someone who is white and speaks perfect english. Lets forget about the many points in American history in which anti-immigrant legislation was passed and many who were legal U.S. Citizens were deported to nations and cities that were not their home. A similar instance happened recently to a young woman who was accused of being an illegal immigrant and deported to Colombia even thought she was a U.S. citizen. This is an example of how those of dark skin will never be treated with the same degree of respect and understanding as a white skinned neighbor who is without identification. We are more suspicious because of the color of our skin and the accent that we carry.
It wasn’t enough for Arizona so they then decided to attack the Hispanic/Latino community through their education by banning ethnic studies such as the Mexican American Studies program and the African American Studies programs. These programs study people and movements within these groups that have impacted history, crossed barriers and made significant change in the history of the minority and in the history of America.These histories often are overlooked in a typical U.S. history course, for example the Chicano movement in California or Cesar Chavez. According to the Arizona government, By teaching these students about these figures and movements we teach them that they are discriminated against and oppressed because these historical people and groups may have experienced oppression at some point. But it seems to me that the government is doing a good job already in making these students feel that they are being discriminated against by not allowing them to learn about their history. I always said knowledge is power.
No, this still wasn’t enough. The democratic community requested a day to celebrate a Latino American Day. “Reacting to an apparently incendiary request to celebrate a Latino American day, State Rep. Cecil Ash (R) declared that he’d support the idea as long as there’s a holiday for white people too. “I’m supportive of this proposition. I just want them to assure me that when we do become in the minority you’ll have a day for us,” he said. Ash was “trying to lighten things up,” but when CBS 5 asked if he was serious about a Caucasian holiday, he offered an unequivocal “yes”:
ASH: Yes, I think it was appropriate. It was appropriate for the mood that was in the House and I think that if and when the Caucasian population becomes a minority, they may want to celebrate the accomplishments and the contributions of the Caucasian population the same way.
As CBS 5 notes, some Arizonans were supportive of the idea. “Good idea,” said one woman. “Like they have Cinco de Mayo for Mexicans. We need something for whites.”
YES! Lets celebrate the white people! They have had it sooooooo hard. They seem to playing the victim card but aren’t they the ones who have been pushing all this legislation through that effects the Latino community. I never like to make an us vs. them situtation because we are all Americans but the truth is we all don’t share the same luxuries and liberties. So please, please, please give me a break with the sob story. You are not being threatened or assaulted by the current legislation and agenda of the Arizona Government. Give it a break! Dont get me wrong I love my fellow white folk! Hilary couldn’t have said it better.