The city of Farmers Branch, Texas was in the news again yesterday. This suburb of Dallas has tried to pass an ordinance that bans apartment complexes from renting to "illegal aliens". The ordinance passed through the city council with flying colors, but some of the citizens sued the city for discrimination and the bill got stalled. Well, yesterday the Texas Supremes ruled that the city had no right to even discuss this matter and they overturned the ordinance. They said that only the federal government has the right to decide what to do with people that are here "illegally". So the leaders of Farmers Branch are taking this all the way to DC to appeal to the big Supremes on the big hill.
This is my problem with this whole thing.
I have no problem with immigrants. My Grandparents came here from the Carribean. There is no one in America that can say that they are pure Americans. Unless of course you talk to Native Americans, and there are so few of them left who can find one to talk to? (that was a joke people... just a little jokey joke!!)
My problem is that I guess I am turning this into a Black thing. I am sorry, but I see everything as a Black thing. I know a time in this country not too long ago when Black people (naturalized American Citizens) could not rent apartments in certain areas. There was a time when Black People (naturalized American Citizens) could not go into certain restaurants, or could not use certain toilets in this great country of ours. There was a time in this great country of ours when Black People (naturalized American Citizens) would get stretched from a tree just by looking at a white man in the eye. To make matters worse, our own government did not lift a finger to help. As a matter of fact they condoned it.But through strengh, perseverance, heartbreak and much loss, that has changed. Now we can do pretty much anything and go where ever we want.
Now back to my problem.
If any American citizen, Black, White, Asian and even some Hispanic Americans, where to go into another country against that countries laws what kind of privileges do you think we would have?
Do you think we would be able to march in the streets and demand to be treated like citizens?
Do you think that that government would change it's street signs and have T.V. stations to accommodate our language?
Do you think we would be able to find jobs that ca tor to us and our cultures?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, do a little reading on Mexico and see how that country treats people that go there "illegally".
I know for a fact that if you could not speak the language, you would be lucky to get a job as a street sweeper.
And try conducting a "civil rights" march on foreign soil and see how long it is before you get beat down by the neighborhood cops and then get deported.
So why in the hell does the US just randomly GIVE out rights that my forefathers had to FIGHT and DIE to get?
What gives these new immigrants the right to demand that MY rights as a citizen that was paid for with the blood of my people, just be given to them?
That is my problem.
I could give a damn about how many immigrants want to come here. It is my government that I am sick of. Our Government and Big Business are using these poor people to make a profit, and they are using the accomplishments from my forefathers blood sweat and tears to do it.
And that just ain't right.