Monday, June 25, 2018

Airport Guard Calls Latino Man a Second Class Citizen

This story posted by Marcy Valle on Facebook is a perfect illustration of the U.S. in 2018, by which I mean it's horrifically racist in ways that are completely illegal and wrong but nothing will be done to right this injustice.

My dad flew back in from Mexico Friday night. Yesterday he came over for dinner and told me what happened McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas NV. As he deplaned and reached the checkpoint for U.S. Citizens, he was separated into a line of Hispanic/Latino looking people, let's call that line A; while white (Caucasian) people were sent to another line, let's call that Line B. The agent that was at the desk for Line A, left his desk as the line began forming and was gone for close to an hour while the line only got longer from more planes arriving. Line B continued to move fluidly. A guard was pacing his line chest out, smile wide. My father, irritated with the wait and the unfairness, asked why they were separated (segregated if you ask me) the agent told him "because you're a second class citizen." They also searched all his luggage and there was no courtesy note. 
That people, is the boldness of this racist movement. Feel free to share. This can not go on in silence.

"Because you're a second class citizen." That guard was smiling the whole time, completely gleeful to treat Latinx people like second-class citizens and let them know in every way that they were. He was probably bursting at the seams to say that to Valle's dad.

Meanwhile, yesterday Lord Dampnut said: "When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came."

As little sense as that makes, it's definitely shitting on the U.S. Constitution.

Will we ever stop being a racist country that loves flirting with fascism?

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