Anti-Immigrant Groups Borrow From Playbook Of Hate Groups To Demonize Hispanics

This report from the Anti-Defamation League speaks about the issues I address on this website. I am not pro-illegal immigration, I am simply against the Hispanic bashing that is so much a part of the anti-illegal immigration groups and rallies. If you need proof of this anti-Hispanic sentiment (mostly anti-Mexican) then look around this blog or just search online. You don’t need to read blogs like mine to find this. You can read the very blogs, or websites, of the anti-illegal immigrant groups or watch their speeches on You Tube to find their anti-Hispanic propaganda.

From the Anti-Defamation League website:

Hate Used To Spread Anti-Immigrant Message
Anti-Immigrant Groups Borrow From Playbook Of Hate Groups To Demonize Hispanics – Full Post from ADL website
New York, NY, October 23, 2007 … As the national debate over immigration reached a fever pitch, some mainstream advocacy groups “reached for the playbook of hate groups” — resorting to hateful and dehumanizing stereotypes and outright bigotry to demonize immigrants.

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which monitors extremist groups and their rhetoric with regard to the immigration debate, has exposed a new development where some of the more mainstream anti-immigrant groups increasingly are adopting the tactics and rhetoric of racist groups and moving it into the mainstream.

“Under the guise of warning about the impact of illegal immigration in the rush to thwart the immigration bill from becoming law, some anti-immigrant groups reached for the playbook of hate groups,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. “They have taken hateful and racist rhetoric and brought it into the mainstream.”

ADL’s new online report, Immigrants Targeted: Extremist Rhetoric Moves into the Mainstream documents the rhetoric employed by groups that routinely position themselves as legitimate, mainstream advocates against illegal immigration in America.

A closer look at the public record reveals that many ostensibly mainstream anti-illegal immigration organizations – including those who testified before Congress or frequently appeared on news programs – promote virulent anti-Hispanic and anti-immigrant rhetoric. Some groups have fostered links with extremist groups.

The groups highlighted in the ADL report include Mothers Against Illegal Aliens (Phoenix, AZ), the Federation for American Immigration Reform (Washington, DC), Choose Black America, You Don’t Speak for Me, Americans for Legal Immigration Political Action Committee (Raleigh, NC), Grass Fire (Maxwell, IA) and The Dustin Inman Society (Marietta, GA).


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