I was having a discussion online (I know, always a bad idea). The discussion centered on this article. One person made the comment, “ignorant people. They’re hard workers and u all have no idea how tough it is in other counties educate yourself before making racist comments. Trust me if they could become legal that easily they would.”
I immediately had two thoughts about this comment. The first thought is this: What is it that makes people think that if there’s something good out there, and you can’t get it legally, it’s acceptable to simply take it? Because that’s what illegal immigrants are doing. Is it wrong to want to be a citizen of the United States? No. Is it wrong to STEAL citizenship? Absolutely.
The second thought is this: If you accuse someone of racism, and they aren’t being racist, what does that make you? Seriously, though. If you are Hispanic, and you look at a white guy and assume that his reaction to something is based on racism BECAUSE HE’S WHITE, that makes you a racist. Plain and simple.