Thursday, August 5, 2010
Crime on the Rise Against Latinos
The number of hate crimes against Latinos in the U.S. rose nearly 40 percent from 2003-2007 when the Latino population only rose by 14 percent according to FBI statistics. With all that is going on in Arizona and with our current administration who is failing to address immigration reform the numbers are only getting worse. You can go on any search engine and type in Hate Crimes Against Latinos and you will get pages of stories from across the country.
I am appalled not only as a Latino but as a human being to see what is going on. There is absolutely nothing to justify committing a hate crime. It is not our job to take justice into our hands and hurt somebody or even kill them because we do not agree with how they got here or why they are here. We have to remember that two wrongs never make a right. They may be here illegally but they are still human and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. Stand up for what you believe in as I do but don't let hate consume you. Nothing good ever comes out of hate.