in the union that wants to show everybody up when it comes to being
Arizona was the last state
in the union to ratify a Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday
. The politicians and many of it's people (but not all) said "no!" to an MLK holiday long
after every other state
had already decided to honor Dr. King. Black
athletes and leaders boycotted and the state
eventually begrudgingly gave
Now, Arizona is once
again trying to outdo
all the other
states and trying to reclaim its crown as the most intolerant, racist, and ass-backwards state
recently passed SB1070--an
unconstitutional, anti-immigrant, anti civil rights, xenophobic law that allows the police to racial profile ANYONE they see fit and it also allows law enforcement to arrest
anyone that cannot produce documents that prove their residency/citizenship on the spot. This law has been called the most racist law since the Jim Crow laws of in the deep South. Way to go, Arizona!! You are the U.S. CHAMPION when it comes to staying way behind the rest of the country!!
Man: This SB1070 law is harsh and, ultimately, the police
can stop and harass ANYONE
they feel like and all they have to say is that they suspected someone of being in the U.S. illegally.
Woman: Sounds like Gestapo
tactics to me and we are losing
more of our freedoms. Time to boycott
Man: That's what
I'm saying. I'm boycotting anything from AZ, starting with the Diamondbacks.