Blacks Not Supporting Latinos on Immigration Issue

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    Reconciling "Illegal" and "Immigrants" Is Difficult To Do
    By Roland S. Martin, The Chicago Defender
    April 14, 2006

    The greatest grass-roots movement to ever change the American landscape was the Civil Rights Movement. The effort to end the oppressive and devastating impact of Jim Crow has been the model for any movement, whether it's gays and lesbians, and now, Latinos.

    But what is most interesting is that African Americans are not fully embracing of the effort by mostly Latino immigrants because of one issue: illegal.

    As hundreds of thousands of supporters of President George W. Bush's guest worker program have taken to the streets, media pundits, politicians and others have been stunned at the remarkable energy and passion on the issue. While there is an assumption that the nation's second largest minority -- African Americans -- will rally to the side of Latinos, that simply isn't happening.

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    Could this simply be a cultural/work ethic issue?
     
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    It's because blacks are jealous that their "top minority" status is being supplanted by Hispanics.
     
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    Could it be they dont want any competition for government handouts?
     
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    Maybe they are getting whiplash from spinning around everytime they hear the word minority, only to discover that it's not them that are being talked about !
     
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    It might also be due to the fact that a bunch of the unheard hardworking blacks are really pissed off because the idea of the civil rights movement they fought for is being hijacked by a bunch of criminals with an entitlement complex.
     
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    You mean civil rights don't cross national borders? I thought MLK saw his movement as a world wide thing--not just for blacks.
     
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    Maybe the blacks feel that 150 years of slavery was ‘enough work’ and that the Latinos streaming illegally across our Southern border need to do their time, before bitching about citizenship?

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    No, its because Latinos work and Blacks don't for the most part, it makes them look worse than they already do and they resent that.
     
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    :rotflmao: THAT'S GOTTA BE IT. ( Ever heard the word "peon"?)
     

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