When You Think of a DREAMER, Do You Think Mexican/Hispanic?

Come on…admit it. When you think of “ dreamers” you imagine the image above in your head. Its not your fault. You have been indoctrinated to think that.

Here is another example…

When you think of “taggers”, you know, people who do graffiti on the sides of buildings, train cars, etc, what image comes to mind? Probably this one…

But did you know that “ taggers” come in all shapes and sizes? And some “ taggers” are considered artists.

Here is one…Andrew Written…

ZEPHYR, born Andrew Witten, is a graffiti artist, lecturer and author from New York City. He began creating graffiti in 1975 and first signed using the name “Zephyr” in 1977. He has been identified as a graffiti “elder”, who along with Futura 2000, Blade, PHASE 2, CASH, Lady Pink and TAKI 183 invented styles and standards which are still in use. ( wiki)

And here is another one…Richard Mirando, aka SEEN…

Richard “Richie” Mirando, known as Seen UA, born 1961 in the Bronx, New York City, is one of the most well known graffiti artists in the world, often referred to as the Godfather of Graffiti, although he did not pioneer the movement. ( wiki)

And here is one more…Shepard Fairey…

Frank Shepard Fairey (born February 15, 1970) is an American contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist, illustrator and founder of OBEY Clothing who emerged from the skateboarding scene.[3] He first became known for his “Andre the Giant Has a Posse” (…OBEY…) sticker campaign while attending the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), which appropriated images from the comedic supermarket tabloid Weekly World News. ( wiki)

Now, I didn’t recognize Mr. Fairey, but I do recognize his work. Maybe you have seen this artwork, too…

There are also women graffiti taggers, too.

But lets get back to the Dreamers.

This is how the media ( left and right) have done a grave injustice to its viewers.

Granted, there are more Mexicans/ Hispanics in the streets protesting, but that is not the entire makeup of the Dreamer population.

I happened upon the latest issue of Newsweek.

Gosia Labno remembers the night police suddenly turned up as she hung out with friends at a high school party. Panic immediately washed over her.

Labno wasn’t worried about getting a citation for underage drinking or being grounded. For her, the consequences were potentially far more serious. If police singled her out and asked for identification, she faced the possibilility of being deported.

Labno, a Polish national, is undocumented.

“I think as a white girl I just got let off the hook…If I was Hispanic it could’ve been different,” Labno tells Newsweek.

The Obama-era program that protects people brought into the U.S. illegally as children from being deported. Approximately 800,000 people have been approved for DACA since it began and roughly 690,000 are currently enrolled in the program, according to the latest federal figures. They could all face deportation, regardless of their skin color or country of origin.

Now, I would bet that most of you who are reading didn’t think of the white undocumented immigrants, now did you? Probably not. Or the Asian ones.

“Friends would ask why you don’t have a state ID, why don’t you work, why don’t you have a job,” Labno says. When she revealed her situation, she was often met with shock. People couldn’t seem to wrap their head around the idea that white people can be undocumented, too.

Yes, white people can be undocumented, too.

But good ole ICE isn’t looking for white ones. Or Asian ones.

Just the dark ones.

And when you thought of undocumented immigrants, you thought this…

Shame on you.

“ The USA, racist in every way.”



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