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Old 11-01-2011, 11:10 AM
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:41 PM
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I see they are at it again, huh? Comparing illegal immigrants to Black Americans.

Its stature as the strictest in the nation, along with the inevitable comparisons of today's Hispanics with African-Americans of the 1950s and '60s, makes it a near certainty the law will be a test case for the high court.[LEFT]
Read more: Alabama immigration battle recalls civil-rights past
No, the comparisons are not "inevitable." No one seems to be thinking about some so-called comparison here except for the illegal immigrants that hope to make people feel sorry for them by reminding everyone about the Civil Rights Era and the people who want to write up some article in the most controversial way possible.

It really does hurt my feelings as a Black person when people try to say that illegal immigrants are being treated like Black Americans were. Hence, the word "Americans." Black people who were discriminated against were born in the United States. They were still discriminated against even when they were supposed to be treated as equals under U.S. laws. Illegal immigrants are from totally different countries, meaning that Black Americans have more initial and due rights than an immigrant. Let's face it, there is a system here that provides things to those who are citizens, specifically born here that are much different than those for an immigrant.

That is not to say that immigrants (legal non-citizen) are less of a person than an American Citizen, but we do have citizenship for a reason. But anyway, I just wanted to stress the difference between a bunch of illegal immigrants and Black people that were born here.

Are there people who are probably racist against the people that are usually the illegal immigrant? Yes. Is there a comparison there? Yes, but to try to lump us together with some illegal immigrants and to act like the two groups need to come together and sing Kumbaya is a myth. I don't support illegal immigration and I never will.

We aren't illegal immigrants and never were. In fact, the first Black people that set foot in North America were not considered property.

I really wish they would stop doing this (the media and the groups) and stop throwing our community, demographic into this illegal immigration mix. Most of us don't support illegal immigration like that.
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by jjwebbster View Post
They think it will garner sympathy to thier cause.
Pretty much and also it is a tactical way to play the race-card, hoping to create some guilt-trip within the higher courts. Talking about Black Americans in the illegal immigration debate will spark up memories about a time when Black people were pushed out of communities, schools and denied jobs.

The problem here is that illegal immigrants don't have the RIGHT to work or live here. Therefore, they are not being discriminated against in anyway.
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Gil3 View Post

An illegal alien today is treated much better and with more dignity than blacks were before and during the CRM.
That's the funny thing about it. Illegal immigrants are getting all this support from Washington and President Obama, but times were hard for Black people for a long time because of flatout racism in the place that they are talking about: Alabama.
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