Wednesday, July 28, 2010
All remixed except scarf
Scarf: Vintage - thrifted
Oooh, y'all! FIVE outfits left before I can dip back into my closet. I'm pretty excited about that.
I feel like today's outfit looks really young, but I'm only going to Bible study, tonight, so it's okay to look like I'm sixteen (I flatter myself).
It may not be my most professional look, but I will say that this has been super comfortable for this hot day.
Anyway, on to the Naughty Step. Iris of 260 Days, No Repeats tagged me yesterday, and I had to think long and hard about this, because the first person that popped into my mind is a political figure, and I try to avoid getting too political on this blog.
But I'm doing it anyway, y'all.
image found here.
I'm putting SB 1070 and laws like it on the Naughty Step. Why?, you ask. Because I was first called an "immigrant" like it was a bad thing when I was eight (four years after moving to the US), and "illegal immigrant" when I was twelve. Mind you, I'm Puerto Rican, which means I'm a born US citizen, but why should people be bothered by such silly details when I'm clearly brown and a Spanish speaker?
Also, I lived for years in Prince William County, VA, home of a similar law (that then had to be REPEALED because of its effect on the economy and the local police). There's a documentary about this law and how it affected the community before and after being passed which I highly recommend. You can find it here.
Anyway, racial profiling is a real thing, and it's one that I, and many others, have lived with our whole lives, and to try to legalize it is just unpardonable. I understand the reasons behind the anti-immigrant sentiment, I really do, but there's so much more to the situation than the fear mongering that seems to be most popular among the law's supporters.
And then today's news about parts of it being blocked? I won't lie, I cried.
I'm supposed to tag someone, so if you're interested, consider yourself tagged...
And as long as I'm on a political bent, I'll share one of my favorite songs on the topic. It's a little old, but the lyrics are just so spot on when it comes to describing immigration (and migration, in my own case).