November 2010

More Racist Laws in America

If Arizona’s thinly-veiled racist laws had you frothing at the mouth (or at least gaping in shock, like I was), Florida’s will definitely have you seeing red. Politicians in Florida have drafted up yet another “show us your papes!” law, and this time they haven’t even bothered to try to make it sound non-racist.

The law specifically mandates that any immigrants of Canadian or European origin are not required to present any identification other than their passports; however, any people who look like they might be non-Canadian or non-European immigrants—in short, if they’re people of color—then they have to present their papers on demand.