MCALLEN, Texas – Ana* arrives at the makeshift shelter, ten miles away from the Texas border, with detention papers in one hand and a badly sunburned infant in the other. She’s been wearing the same pair of pink pants and filthy white shirt for twenty days.
A wonderful first article by Natasha Vargas-Cooper at The Intercept.
With the events in Ferguson MO the last couple of weeks, I’ve seen a number of white Americans express a sense of shock about the visible racism. I’m hardly enlightened, As old as I am, I’ve seen a lot of racism in my time. But it’s shocking when what is mostly invisible to me becomes visible. Earlier this month I was leveled by talk in person and online about immigration in advance of the House of Representatives going into summer recess.
Natasha Vargas-Cooper creates a narrative in the article in a way that I had been unable to do; pointing here and there. My problem was telling that this isn’t new and there’s important history to notice.
Anyhow big props to Natasha Vargas-Cooper.