This is absolutely one of the most disgusting and disturbing articles I’ve ever read. And the fact that, allegedly, a Latino would not find anything bothering about the clearly bigoted nature of the article is even worse. Most shockingly, tragedy is not a strong enough word to quantify the sheer ignorance of a Latino who would judge the culture of his people and other non-Americans as “failed”. I am a proud Haitian born and raised in NYC. Haiti is my country and there isn’t a damn thing inferior about our culture. No culture is inherently inferior or “failed”.
This article is nothing but White nationalist propoganda revamped for the 21st century. Minorities and liberal White people need to realize that undocumented immigrants are nothing more than the latest scapegoat being used by elected officials to hide the real reasons for the ills that plague socieites. All my people of color need to rise up and realize that in the eyes of the conservative White elite, we are all niggers, Blacks, Latinos, Asians, Gays, Amerindians, Arabs and all other oppressed minorities. By keeping one group of color down, they succeed in holding us all in the same inferior position.
Though I have to admit that the genius of neo-White nationalist thought is that now national origin and immigration status are being used to support inherently discriminatory ideologies. To outright say that it is because of the race of the newcomers that they garner so much animosity would be too easy, now they seek to divide people of color by saying that we’re all Americans (except the undocumented) and we’re all fighting for the good of the American people. My question is, since when have immigrants (documented or otherwise) in a concrete way ever caused the deterioration of the American people? They didn’t start unemployment, or the health care crisis, they didn’t take away school funding. So why do so many people seem to blame them? Think about it.