A possie in Aussie

January 21, 2009

Barak, blogs and the pressure of peers

Filed under: migration — Nayano @ 3:16 pm
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Everyone in the world is blogging about Barak Obama today – or so it seems. Google says that 475,976 blogs have mentioned him in the past 24 hours! How can I resist peer pressure of that magnitude?

So I have been scratching around all day for a way to join the bandwagon and still keep to the (mostly) immigration theme of this blog – and at last I found this:

The day after Inauguration Day (will we now have BID and AID instead of BC and AD, or BCE and CE?) there is a march in DC organized by a group called the Fair Immigration Reform Movement, or FIRM. (See ‘DC March for Immigration Reform’)

The Feet in 2 Worlds blog quotes John Trasviña, president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund as saying that

‘Latinos, who have been victimized by hate, in the hands of perpetrators who attack them because of their ethnicity, and overzealousness, in the hands of local police officers who have been deputized to act as immigration enforcers in communities nationwide’.

There. Now the peer pressure is off.


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