You know, there's been some concern recently that the GOP might be slowly alienating Latinos, the only (and fasting growing) minority group that still kind of likes them. But, really, there's no need to worry. Arizona Republicans are doing all they can to speed up the process…
The Arizona Department of Education recently began telling school districts that teachers whose spoken English it deems to be heavily accented or ungrammatical must be removed from classes for students still learning English…
The teacher controversy comes amid an increasingly tense debate over immigration. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer this month signed the nation's toughest law to crack down on illegal immigrants. Critics charge that the broader political climate has emboldened state education officials to target immigrant teachers at a time when a budget crisis has forced layoffs.
Well done, Arizona. Well done. (Are you taking notes, Alabama?) I'm almost excited — in a horrible, horrible way — to see what the state is going to do next to dig your finger under the ribcage of 30 percent of your population. It's really been a roll recently. Do you think it can keep up its hectic pace? Seems tough, huh?
But, you know, with guys like this calling the shots, I think they might just go all the way.
Tags: Arizona, Education, Immigration, Latino, Mexico, Racism, Republicans
On last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart discussed Arizona's controversial new immigration bill, which has been denounced by many as state-mandated racial profiling and a blatant overreach of government power. Making Arizona the second worst place to be Mexican, right after Mexico.
Stephen Colbert's latest segment on the bill can be found below.
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Tags: Arizona, Hispanic, Immigration, Jason Jones, Jon Stewart, Latino, Mexico, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, The Daily Show, Video, Wyatt Cenac
"This is how Jesus was born. Joseph and Mary participated in the Census," reads this poster from the National Association of Latino Elected Officials, a group that is encouraging Latino participation in the 2010 Census.
(Like Michele Bachmann, some members of the Latino community dislike the Census, which is used to assist the ACORN takeover of America allocate federal funds and Congressional representation. Unlike Michele Bachmann, reasons given by the Latino community include "we're boycotting until the government reforms immigration laws" and "I am afraid I will be deported.")
In other words, the GOP's war on the Census is exactly the same as the war on Christmas, and boycotting the Census is the same as saying the Christ Child never should've been born.
Final tally: Jesus 1 gazillion, Bachmann 0.
Tags: Census, Christianity, Christmas, Latino, Michele Bachmann, Republicans