Wednesday, October 18, 2006


Threats to Hispanics About Voting

Racism, of course, is as American as, well, American History. From the first kidnappings of Indians to be slaves, to the massive importation of Africans, the war with Mexico and it’s accompanying propaganda about the little brown people down there, to the anti-Asian laws on our West Coast, Jim Crow laws, the Klan, protests against “boat people,” to the current hysteria over “illegal immigrants,” it’s all about keeping American white and Anglo-Saxon.

Note warns Calif. Hispanics on voting
10/17/2006, 10:05 a.m. PT
The Associated Press

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The state attorney general's office is investigating a letter received by some Southern California Hispanics that says it is a crime for immigrants to vote and tells them they could be jailed or deported if they go to the polls next month.

"It's a very malicious and degrading letter. It's to pull Latinos down and make them afraid," said Benny Diaz, who is running for City Council in Garden Grove. He said his wife and five other people he knows had received the letter.

The letter, written in Spanish, tells recipients: "You are advised that if your residence in this country is illegal or you are an immigrant, voting in a federal election is a crime that could result in jail time."

The truth is that immigrants who become naturalized citizens can legally register to vote.

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