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July 14, 2010

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Robert Allen

Lately I have gotten into similar conversations over the immigration issue with angry white males that predominate my workplace. There is an obsession with "legality", a denial of racism even while pining for a wondrous past that was "different", and never ever blaming capitalism but always using the shrinking pie logic: In hard times, we need to keep the aliens out cuz there's a shortage of work to go around for us decent folk etc. Throw in some crime stats and the "burden to us taxpayers" meme and it is like a religion, with its tenets and litanies....

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