An Idea for America
In midst of all the political, religious and corporate posturing in recentmonths and years regarding immigration I felt the need to write againabout our collective need to adhere to the idea of America. When someare quicker to come to support a proposition than people and there’s adebate for which one you should advocate, something has gone wrong inthe land of liberty.
The influx of immigrants and political or religious refugee populationsseems to have increased each year. Populations that are represented bynot only people from Latin America, but also Chinese, Cambodians,Laotians, Arabs, Somalians and the Kurdish to name a few. Not only dothese populations routinely experience racial and cultural discrimination,but routinely experience religious intolerance, bigotry and alienation.
No longer is it only a Black & White society, but a multicultural society.Cultural ignorance, ethnic bigotry, unconscious discrimination and ourimplicit biases towards one another is no longer acceptable. We must
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December 7, 2010
Timothy A. Valentine