Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The New Civil Rights Movement

I wholeheartedly agree with David Bacon's new article in The American Prospect calling for a more radical pro-immigrant movement. Bacon examines recent developments among anti-immigrant racists and argues that a stronger pro-immigrant agenda is needed to fight back.

This is the front in civil rights that we need to organize around. Treating immigrants this way is a slap in the face to every positive aspect of American democracy and history. Uniting not only immigrants, but African-Americans, union members, and people of all races who believe in justice and equality, this could create a powerful progressive coalition that would not only pass pro-immigrant legislation and demilitarize the border, but also build a broader justice movement to transform the country.

Read the whole article.