2010-05-04

 

identity again

Wow: Americans Seriously Concerned About Immigration, Poll Finds - NYTimes.com. 60% of Americans do not seem to see the group they regard as Latino/Hispanic as quite as American as other previously discriminated groups. I see this as a failure of fighting for civil rights group by group (inventing "identities" ?) rather than fighting for general civil rights. Though, I am afraid the result of this situation will be the opposite: a stronger call for "Hispanics" to organize as a group and fight this discrimination as such. Which, given the fact-of-life of the present identity-politics dicourse, probably makes pragmatic sense...



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