Tuesday, May 18, 2010
The new niggers
If you go to Arizona and have a dark complexion and dark hair you will be subject to detainment, interrogation, possible arrest, and deportation. You will not be able to move freely in Arizona without being under the gaze of suspicion about your social status.
If, on the other hand, you are milky white skinned, blond haired, and blue eyed, you on one of the good ones and above the law. You can even sue the police for not subjecting the dark skinned, brown eyed ones to interrogation.
We have segregation and state sanctioned racism in Arizona and, according to the news, at least 7 other states are considering such laws. Lou Dobbs, Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage, Sean Hannity, Sarah Palin, John McCain must be proud. They have created the America they have been wishing for and campaigning for.
The rest of us are on the sidelines watching just like all the good people of Germany in 1939 who thought the rise of Nazism was good for business.
What will be the Unitarian Universalist response? We will go into committee and debate how to proceed as our brothers and sisters are subject to harassment, intimidation, and abuse.
How can God's children on planet earth be "illegal". God gave them birth, and life, and is it a sin to be who we are and to be here?
Universalists, in particular, should have something to say and do about this.
To learn how racism works among human beings, click here.