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Bill Sinkford: Show Me Your Papers May 2, 2011

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By Reverand Bill Sinkford

http://www.firstunitarianportland.org/our-church/ministers-a-staff/rev-sinkford-blog

Thursday, April 28 2011 11:06

Show Me Your Papers

The first African American President of the United States, duly and overwhelmingly elected, finally submitted to the demand to “show me your papers.” I am angry,  sad and deeply troubled about the politics of race in our nation.

In South Africa, under Apartheid, Blacks had to produce “pass cards” when challenged by white authorities to prove that they were authorized to be in white areas. There was a time, here in the US, when Blacks had to carry papers proving that they were allowed off the land of their owners.

Those Americans who look or sound “Hispanic” know that they can confront the same demand today. “Show me your papers.” (more…)

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