I get email:
Subject: RACIST ACTIVITY ON UW CAMPUS 4/15/08
Greetings to All,
I am emailing you all to alert you of an event that will take place on the UW-Seattle campus next Tuesday, April 15, 2008 from 10am-2pm. The event is called “Find an Illegal Immigrant Tag” and will be held on the HUB lawn. The UW College Republicans will be tabling from 10:00am to 2:00pm and the game itself will be held at 12:20. According to a message from the CR president, the event is intended to send a a “clear statement that we need to get serious and crack down on illegal immigration and secure our borders.”
I am inviting you all to attend this event and TAKE A STAND AGAINST anti-immigrant messaging on campus [and everywhere]. We all agree that the immigration system is broken and is in need of reform. However, fair and just immigration reform does not entail the scapegoating of immigrants and/or hateful actions–both of which thwart efforts to create open discussions on real solutions to immigration. Instead of engaging in divisive politics/ conversations, we should be uniting to promote justice, acceptance, and opportunity.
Oh, College Republicans! When will they ever learn?