Discrimination in US is probably least in the world
People in US, especially, whites are seriously upset with the system and the politicians for not doing enough to stem the tide of immigrants, but if you see their understanding, few would admit hating the immigrants yet they are upset with untrammeled illegal entrance into this country.
US used to be a very discriminating country, however, let me admit; today India (from where I am) is more discriminating based on color of the skin. A friend of mine from Kenya told me once, that see, we are just a shade darker than most of you, yet you hate or despise us more than a white man does.
Today a growing segment of the American public truly hates immigrants. But that hate has yet to cross the line from a hate of the action of breaking our immigration laws to a hate of the kind of people who break those laws. Now, certainly you can find racists who hate Hispanics. Surely you can find incidents where Hispanics have been victims of racial bias, but not in the same numbers and with the same vehemence as in past class struggles. There is a very obvious difference between this particular conflict and ones in our past. Hispanics are not being as widely mistreated as past races or classes of minorities have been treated in this country. There just is no way to say that they have.
On a side note, this isn’t the only minority involved in controversy that has not seen a bias as strong as they might have in the past. Muslims in America are also not finding themselves as badly treated as past minorities have been treated even as their brethren have been responsible for some of the worst atrocities perpetrated by mankind. Americans have given Muslims quite an easy time of it in these very troubled days for Islam.
As to immigration, Americans who are against illegal immigration are far and away mainly interested in making sure that the integrity of our borders is secured and that entrants into this country are here legally. Few Americans have any thought that they wish to keep all of “them” altogether out. The large preponderance of Americans against illegal immigration have absolutely no problem at all with foreigners who come here legally and become Americans.
So, why the skewed headline from the Post? Why make the story seem to be about Americans who hate immigrants? Could it be that the Washington Post has an agenda to further and that agenda is to defeat Americans interested in legal immigration? Could it be that the Washington Post is doing their best to discredit the anti-illegal immigration advocates out there?
And the Washington Post isn’t alone in portraying this social conflict as being far worse on the illegal immigrants than it really is, especially in the light of history. Advocates like the Washington Post do us all a disservice to inflate the conflict past the point at which it actually stands.
In fact, I’d say that papers like the Washington Post are actually attempting to fan the flames of race hatred and conflict with their coverage of the “news.” Right now it is properly a political problem and less an overtly racial one. But, with efforts like the Washington Post’s that could change… and for the worse.