America is suffering from a serious case of amnesia because we have elected to forget that this country was built and established by immigrants. With the exception of the Native Americans we are all immigrants or decendants of immigrants. Arizona’s draconian new immigration law is scheduled to be implemented on July 29, 2010. Although this date is now uncertain in light of the Federal Government lawsuit challenging the law, there continues to be call for a Day of Non-Compliance and Protest on that date. In addition, twenty-two states are contemplating or have introduced similar legislation and Arizona has experienced an outpouring of financial support to fight the Federal suit. I believe the hottest place in Hell is reserved for individuals who stand by and allow injustice to take it's course! Do something to help our brothers and sisters, act now!
Shirley sherrod made a comment 20 years ago in an effort to educate her listening audience on the power of change. In an effort to diminish her chracter & to stick it to the NAACP, the conservative blogger created sound bits that portrayed Ms. Sherrod as a racist. Within hours the Secretary of Aggriculture Vilsack coerce Shirley Sherrod to submitt her resignation. To add more insult to injury the media & news pundits dubbed her as a racist (the only exception was CNN, who supported her). How in the world can the NAACP, the white house & America be upset at the comments of Shirley Sherrod that was made 20 years ago but we over looked all of the racist comments & discriminatory behavior that occurs daily. How is it possible that the USDA forced her to resign but Imus recieved a slap on the risk when he called Rutgers women's basketball team "nappy-headed hos". I am eagerly waiting to see how will the white house and civil rights leaders respond to this miscarriage of both justice & power!