Friday, February 23, 2007

Juan Crow

I don't know how many of you are paying attention to the "immigration issue" in the U.S. Of course are class is dealing with Black America. However, there are many similarities between the language and politics of Jim Crow and the current state of affairs. Furthermore, and mostly overlooked by the MSM, the immigration issue has an enormous impact on African American communities.

I came across this article in the Washington Post, which is a story I've been following for the last few months. This is the first time I've seen it in a major national paper.Detention Facility for Immigrants Criticized

Organizations Laud DHS Effort to Keep Families Together but Call Center a 'Prison-Like Institution'
The Post also has an entire section devoted to immigration, complete with resources, maps, photos, and some interesting interactive multimedia stories.