Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Give Me Your Huddled Masses...if they are WASPS

Kenneth C. Davis, author of Don't Know Much About History, has a nice column in today's NY Times about the history of anti-immigrant feelings, rhetoric and politics in America. Suprise, suprise, intolerance and xenophobia predate our republic and despite our lofty ideals as a nation regarding the equality of all, WASP's were more equal than anybody else.

The true bitter irony here is that today's establishment figures who brag about their immigrant ancestors yet bash hispanics for their own political gain fail to realize that those self-same ancestors were discriminated against in their own day.

Grace and Peace,


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