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Racism in disguise

July 17, 2006

Re "City Vents Anger at Illegal Immigrants," July 14

One Hazleton, Pa., resident's comment, "The only ones who are against it are the Hispanics and that's because it's against them," sounds suspiciously like something that might have been uttered in Nazi Germany -- just change "Hispanics" to "Jews."

Notice she says "Hispanics" and not "illegal immigrants." And I am supposed to believe the issue is illegal immigration and not racism?

Although I can put my faith in the courts to strike down this legislation upon the first challenge, the fact that something like this can even be passed by a city council in the 21st century fills me with fear and wonder.

JASON STUART

San Diego

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