Immigration Rallies and KKK: A Tale of Two States

KKKinalabama.jpgHere’s the way the immigration debate is being covered in in California:

The caravan to Capitol Hill departed from a park in a heavily black Los Angeles neighborhood as part of a push by the civilian border patrol group to attract more blacks as members.
“If we are going to be giving preference to anybody . . . preference should go to the American-African community that has suffered more than anybody,” Minuteman founder Jim Gilchrist told a crowd of 40 supporters that included about 10 blacks.
Gilchrist had to yell the remarks over a dozen mostly black protesters who chanted “Minutemen go home!” and “KKK go home!”
Gilchrist repeatedly stopped his speech to address the protesters, telling them, “Ours is not a racial cause. It’s a rule-of-law cause.”
As Gilchrist spoke, supporters and opponents engaged in a heated debate.
“Hispanics are taking away our jobs,” said Angela Broussard, 38, a black playwright. “They are moving into our neighborhoods, so now where are we going to go?”
Morris Griffin held a sign rejecting a measure passed by the House that would make it a felony to be in this country illegally and penalize people who aid undocumented immigrants.

Here’s the way it’s going down in Alabama:

Ku Klux Klan grand dragon Phillip McAuthur, who doesn’t use his real last name, filed an application permit for parade in Russellville to protest illegal immigrants.
The parade, according to McAuthur is set for May 6th at 10 AM.
“We’re not against immigration. We’re againt the illegal immigrants who take jobs and don’t have to pay taxes like we do. That’s illegal,” says McAuthur.
KKK great titan Dale White, who also uses a fake last name, says he doesn’t know of any jobs in Franklin County area that a caucasion won’t do.
“And here we are begging for those very jobs and getting turned down. Heck, they wave their foreign flags and we can’t even fly our confederate flag,” he says.
According to McAuthur, about 80 members from 6 different states are expected to attend.
“They’re coming from South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia and Mississippi,” he says.