Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
It was in April 2006 that Dolores Huerta, co-founder with Cesar Chavez of the United Farm Workers, was an invited guest speaker at a special assembly at Tucson High Magnet School the day after student walkouts in support of immigration law reforms. During her speech, Huerta made the observation that “Republicans hate Latinos.”
Republican politicians have been doing their damnedest to prove her point ever since.
Then Rep. Jonathan Paton got his panties in a bunch and threw a hissy-fit in the media about this “outrage.” He became a bit of a celebrity on the FAUX News Fraudcasting Network at the time. Paton sent a letter to TUSD demanding changes in TUSD policies regarding political speakers (screw the First Amendment). He eventually got what he wanted.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne saw all the celebrity attention that Paton was receiving from the conservative media and decided he wanted attention too, so he went on a crusade against the “La Raza” ethnic studies program at TUSD with a vengeance. He succeeded this year with HB 2281 that banned ethnic studies programs, er sorry, “classes that are racially divisive, promote the overthrow of the U.S. government, and those designed solely for students of specific ethnicities or advocate ethnic solidarity.”
Then of course there is Arizona’s racist-in-chief, Sen. Russell Pearce (R-Mesa) who carries water for “I hates Mex-cans” legislation drafted by the anti-immigrant hate group FAIR, from Prop. 200 in 2004 to SB 1070 this year.
Now Republicans nationwide want to f#%k with the 14th Amendment to deny U.S. citizens their birthright citizenship. Republicans have removed any doubt that Dolores Huerta simply stated an obvious truth: “Republicans hate Latinos.”