Thursday, June 18, 2009

Nobody has a monopoly on anti-immigrant sentiment

According to a Times article today, some native Oregonians express the same disdain for Californian immigrants, and the same concerns about those mostly white immigrants taking jobs and causing traffic congestion that one often hears from groups opposed to international immigration. While anti-immigration sentiments could be driven at least in part by racism, this indicates how people can "improvise" when that isn't an issue!