Monday, October 6, 2008

Race and Immigration: Behind the Debate

The Accidental American has posted an intersting video showing a panel of scholars, political analysts, and immigrant rights leaders discussing how race shapes US immigration policy.  You might be surprised by what you see.

KJ

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2008/10/race-and-immigr.html

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How can you call yourself a professor of law when you repeatedly refer your readers to diatribes and rants that present only one side of the issue?

Your lack of intellectual skepticism is stunning. My law school professors would have flunked you posthaste for engaging in such shallow analysis.

This video nakedly asserts that racism is driving the anti-illegal immigrant movement without offering even a scintilla of evidence in support of that claim. It's just a group of people giving its collective, biased opinion that those who oppose illegal immigration and favor enforcement of our current immigration laws are merely frightened whities.

And you misleadingly call them "a panel of scholars, political analysts, and immigrant rights leaders."

First, it is not a "panel." It is a succession of ten to twenty second video clips of people rendering their personal views. Second, the video doesn't even bother to identify the credentials of the speakers, which begs the question: How do you KNOW they are "scholars, analysts and leaders?"

Apparently, Professor, when you agree with someone you just accept their word for it.

I am ashamed of you. My fourteen year old niece would have explored the efficacy of these claims with greater intellectual vigor.

P.S. Mr. Johnson, the "whitey-is-afraid" accusation is itself racist.


Posted by: peter | Oct 7, 2008 8:12:55 AM

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