Friday, May 14, 2010

SB1070 verses Cultural studies!

I have been avoiding this topic for a while now, but the time has come that I need to say it and then I'm not talking about it again. I live in Tucson, and the issues we have here with immigrants are not the color of someone's skin, it's that the people who come across the border and take our jobs and fill up our schools have NO interest in trying to become legal citizens. You see, if they were to become legal, they would then be responsible for paying higher state taxes and wouldn't be able to send money back to Mexico to their relatives there. It has gotten so bad that you almost have to be bi-lingual to get a job flipping burgers at McDonald's. I can see both sides of the story and can understand how people could see this as racist, but there are two sides to every coin.  I fully agree that cancelling the cultural studies programs in high schools is a bad thing. If my young children grow up and want to study other cultures I firmly believe that should be an available choice for them. I hope you don't think I am angry, I am just very passionate about this subject and hate that there are so many un-informed people out there(not you) that are complaining so loud that the whole country can hear. I love your stories by the way, please tell us more about when you first came to America and we working for the wealthy families and their children!

1 comment:

Dragonblogger said...

It is tough because in many cases the parents are illegal but the children are and to punish the parents punishes the children who were born here.

I do agree that cultural and language studies should be a high school option and they should prioritize making sure nobody else can cross the border and enter illegally.

I see both sides of the equation as most do, but I would lean toward a path to citizen for those who were here (even if illegally) and deport if they refuse to follow such a path.

Just my point of view, living in Casa Grande the whole town is mostly hispanic and there are many demonstrations almost weekly.