Sunday, May 15, 2005

Where's the outrage?

Mexican President Vicente Fox made an interesting comment about our immigration problems on Friday.
"There's no doubt that the Mexican men and women _ full of dignity, willpower and a capacity for work _ are doing the work that not even blacks want to do in the United States," Fox told a meeting of the Texas-Mexico Frozen Food Council in the western city of Puerto Vallarta on Friday.
Even more interesting was Jesse Jackson's response to it.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson told CNN that the comments were "unwitting, unnecessary and inappropriate."
What? That's it? That's all Jackson had to say about one of the most racist comments from a politician since George Wallace? I guess you have to be an American Republican to get one of Jackson's full-blown, fire and brimstone demands for resignation.

Bernard Higgins at A Certain Slant of Light has more in this post and this one. And Daniel at Bloggledygook has some interesting perspective as well.

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