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Monday, June 18, 2012

More Reaction On President Obama's DREAM for Latinos

Democracy Now has reaction from Latinos on President Obama's latest effort to shield the Latino population from being deported from U.S. soil.

The report also has a Washington Post reporter speaking out, actually coming out, about his illegal status and also working and going to school in the United States.

Watch below as Representative Luis Gutierrez, head of the Latino Democractic Caucus  speaks on the subject of immigration. 

Gutierrez represents a district in Chicago the hometown of the president where the city has shown an increase of Black on Black crime this year. Last weekend nearly 8 people were killed, and scores of others wounded in a deadly display of random gunfire across the city.

While many Latinos take to the street to celebrate what many see as a victory for the Latin American community, the African American community, again, take to the streets to have their concerns addressed, protesting in New York against the city's unlawful stop and frisk practice whick allows the illegal stop of seizure of unarmed, innocent young African  Americans by police officers in that city.

Ironically, the man who may have brought to light the illegal practice of modern day police brutality of African Americans under the hands of white police officers, Rodney King, died on Saturday.  He was just 47 years old.

Not a good start of the week for African Americans as famous shoe company, Adidas, launches their controversial 'slave shoe', a basketball shoe with chains around the ankle.  The company's Facebook page invites buyers to "Tighten up your style with the JS Roundhouse Mids".

June 19, 2012

Adidas pulls its line of gay designer Jeremy Scott's Roundhouse Mids.  What were they (Scott & Adidas) thinking when making this shoe? Did they actually think some African Americans wouldn't be in an uproar over this?

We say some African Americans, because the reaction to the news is mixed.  Adidas' PR department claims the shoes had nothing to do with slavery.    

Yeah right.  

And to the reader of this column, we know we went off on a tangent:  from immigration to slave shoes, but that just gives more credence to the fact of how the African American community is still being disrespected.

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