Monday, August 10, 2009

Contemptible Foreigners?

I found this on Adital. Supposedly this photo is a poster that has appeared in Spain in support of Portuguese-speaking immigrants in that country. It could just as well apply to how immigrants are received in many parts of the United States. Here are the words in English:

Your Christ is Jewish
Your writing is Latin
Your numbers are Arabic
Your democracy is Greek
Your sound system is Japanese
Your soccer ball is Korean
Your DVD is from Hong Kong
Your shirt is from Thailand
Your best soccer players are Brazilian
Your watch is Swiss
Your pizza is Italian

And yet you still see the immigrant worker as a contemptible foreigner?


  1. nelo Mijangos HernándezAugust 6, 2010 at 3:37 PM

    you can add
    Your drugs are from Colombia
    Your oil from Mexico
    Your language from England
    and Your president from Africa

  2. In the case of the U.S. Although, nelo, I think it's not a good idea to say of Pres. Obama: "Your president from Africa". The president's father is from Kenya but his mother is American and he is too, having been born in the United States. If he were a naturalized citizen, he would not be able to run for president under our Constitution. That is why Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will never be in the White House (thank God!)