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Kanye West, Shakira speak out against Arizona immigrant law

By Andy Pemberton

HollywoodNews.com: Protests against Arizona’s controversial new immigration law are alive with the sound of music: a host of popular musicians have spoken out against the law, urging a boycott of Arizona and recording songs to voice support for legal and illegal immigrants from Mexico and LAtin America living in the US.

Those calling for a boycott include Shakira and Kanye West, while Willie Nelson and Carlos Santana have reocrded songs showing solidarity with Latin immigrants.

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  • June 10, 2010 | Permalink |

    I hope that every American, regardless of where he lives, will stop and examine his conscience about this and other related incidents. This Nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened. All of us ought to have the right to be treated as he would wish to be treated, as one would wish his children to be treated, but this is not the case.

    I know the proponents of this law say that the majority approves of this law, but the majority is not always right. Would women or non-whites have the vote if we listen to the majority of the day, would the non-whites have equal rights (and equal access to churches, housing, restaurants, hotels, retail stores, schools, colleges and yes water fountains) if we listen to the majority of the day? We all know the answer, a resounding, NO!

    Today we are committed to a worldwide struggle to promote and protect the rights of all who wish to be free. In a time of domestic crisis men of good will and generosity should be able to unite regardless of party or politics and do what is right, not what is just popular with the majority. Some men comprehend discrimination by never have experiencing it in their lives, but the majority will only understand after it happens to them.

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