Friday, July 23, 2010

Racism: Mini-update

Last month I briefly mentioned the current Arizona state law that is receiving a lot of bad press and how I believe it is being incorrectly interpreted. Apparently the (Democrat-appointed) judge presiding over the current federal lawsuit case read the law the same way I did. This quote is addressing the federal government's claim of preemption, but indirectly gets to the heart of the discrimination issue (in that people would not be racially profiled as they are in Japan, but only ID'ed in the case of criminal activity). She asks:


"How is there a preemption issue?" the judge asked. "I understand there may be other issues, but you're arguing preemption. Where is the preemption if everybody who is arrested for some crime has their immigration status checked?"

Good question. Also would like to add that Loco is currently running a very engaging series about racism on his blog, and I recommend checking it out.

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