Yar, that's pretty much what I expected. A deflection from your too-lazy-to-read the article, dimwitted knee-jerk anti-latino reaction. The writers baited you with the headline and you took it without hesitation. Had you read the article, you'd realize one, there was a lot of diversity at the protest including native americans etc., and two, most latinos quoted were (like most Americans) apathetic to voting. It is mostly the anti-latino attitudes like yours that have brought them out to vote. Had this issue been focused entirely on anti-illegal immigrants, their support may have been counted on.
Aw? Gee whiz, sparky. Didn't you understand the article?
The article says: "Anger and frustration borne out of Arizona's tough immigration law has galvanized Latinos young and old to register to vote, get politically engaged and have their voices heard."
Now, why would tough immigration laws get latinos 'frustrated?'
The article says: "The three-hour event began with a rally and ended with a march through downtown Phoenix, past Arpaio's jails, City Hall and finally to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement processing center, where protesters laid down a cloth banner that read, "Stop deporting Arpaio's victims."'
That these latinos think deported illegal aliens are somehow "Victims," even though our sovereign laws forbid them to be here and subject them to fines and prison, and/or deportation, supports my views. They will undoubtedly vote by race, family and friends no matter how illegal those of their race are, before they ever would vote for law enforcement of our existing laws. They protest our laws in favor of foreign nationals who are harming our country.
The article says:'At one point, the sides held dueling songs with anti-SB 1070 people singing "We shall overcome" and pro-SB 1070 people singing "We'll stand with you AZ."'
That the protesters stole a song that is iconic to the 1960's black civil rights movement further points to racial bias and the desire to legitimatize what can't ever BE legitimatized. Illegal aliens have no civil rights in the USA. They aren't citizens. Blacks in the civil rights movement WERE citizens and deserved not only civil rights, but the power to fight to see that the got them.
The article says: "Celly Torres of Chandler said she became politically involved two years ago, when her son-in-law was deported after Chandler police arrested him. She held a giant sign that read: "Arizona Welcomes You, Unless You're Mexican!"
'"I'm raising his kids now," she said. "This tears families apart and now we're going through the motions to try to get him back.(SB) 1070 is about the color brown, it's racist and I don't think police should enforce immigration laws -- I'm just here to let people know that."'
Now, surely you know that the SB 1070 does not refer to race at all. It is all-enclusive concerning illegal aliens. The speaker in the article MAKES it all "about the color brown" on her own. SHE makes the issue racist. The law does not. That is concern about race, not the law, not issues, not anything else except her race. Bet she'd vote for whoever promises not to deport her illegal alien Mexican son-in-law after he sneaks into the country again.
The article says: "Vee Newton, a 42-year-old Native American from Scottsdale believes he and others could be targeted under the law solely because of his skin color, despite assurances from politicians."
Again, he makes it a racial issue based on fearmongering, not a legal one.
Please. Your latino buddies implicate themselves with what they protest and what they say. Get a clue and try to understand the articles you read.