The best thing I read today

“Those hardest hit by the influx of immigrants are disadvantaged native-born minorities who don’t have a high school degree — namely, African Americans and previous waves of Latino immigrants. They must compete for the same low-end jobs immigrants take,” Sonia Nazario, Enrique’s Journey, 255

 

Chew on this for a moment… think about what Nazario just said. Now think about the broad, sweeping stereotypes that re-enforce this notion. Now think about the amount of work in cities and communities being done to change this. The difference is startling, terrifying and completely real. So, what do we do about it?

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