This is for anyone and everyone out there who complains incessantly about illegal immigrants but has never had their job threatened by them. This is for everyone out there who says “Why don’t they learn to speak English?” This is for everyone who complained when the “Star Spangled Banner” was translated into Spanish.
You are bigots. If these people looked and talked like you, you would welcome them with open arms. I don’t care what you’re saying- but if you have no sympathy whatsoever for “illegals” (god forbid we should think of them as people!), you’re not seeing them as humans. You’re a racist. You’re classist. I don’t know who did this to you- who filled you up with this hate, the self-righteous rage, this blind anger- but it needs to stop. You need to remember who you Americans are: the children of dirt poor immigrants yourself.
Candy, the feminist without clothes. As well as the child of an immigrant- as are you, whether you choose to recognize it or not.
Photography by Domenic. January, 2006.