Clay Robison - chief of the Houston Chronicle's Austin Bureau - offers us an editorial entitled Our reality: Immigrants always part of Texas' 'picture'. It starts out like this:
Almost every time I write about the deficiencies of state government - a practice akin to shooting fish in a barrel - I receive messages from readers who blame Texas' problems in education funding, health care or whatever on immigrants from the south and/or their offspring.
Some of the responses are tinged with racism and fear, while others simply ignore the reality of Texas' changing face...
After the false choice, things go downhill from there as he heaps up big piles of straw and builds up giant strawmen that he deftly demolishes. The editorial is pretty worthless, just something to keep in mind as you read some of the Houston Chronicle's less worthy news articles.
Immigration2004 · Mon, 10/04/2004 - 21:42 · Importance: 1