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Checking out the rants & raves board on Craigslist, LAist found out that May 1 has been designated "A Day Without An Immigrant." The organizers are setting up a nationwide general immigrant strike and boycott. The website actionla.org gives details on the coordinated boycott which is being organized around four points: "No Work, No School, No Sales, and No Buying."
According to ActionLA:
We will settle for nothing less than full amnesty and dignity for the millions of undocumented workers presently in the U.S. We believe that increased enforcement is a step in the wrong direction and will only serve to facilitate more tragedies along the Mexican-U.S. border in terms of deaths and family separation.
Now, some of the brilliant posters on Craigslist, who have every right to disagree with the boycott, are talking in terms of pre-Civil War era language. One writer says, "All I can is that I have word from my boss to have final checks ready if anyone calls in sick or walks off the job to protest that day...Here is the email for someone who is part of organizing this thing: firstname.lastname@example.org. Email him and tell him that if any of your mexicans strike that day they will be firedtell him that if any of your mexicans strike that day they will be fired."
Wow. "Your mexicans." Do you think that he/she has a supply of whites and yellows at the ready to fill in?