Thursday, February 22, 2007

Racist? Maybe not. Stupid? Yep.

The Republican-Jugend are at it again (Anger over NY 'immigration game', BBC News, February 22, 2007):
A Republican student group in New York has sparked claims of racism by organising a game called "Find the Illegal Immigrant".

Students will act as immigration officers in Thursday's game and try to find a student in a crowd designated with a badge as the illegal immigrant.

The game has sparked protests from other students with hundreds planning to demonstrate against it.

The New York University College Republican club denied it was racist.
Okay, I guess it's not racist. Some illegal immigrants are indeed white. Actually, you're probably much more likely to find a white illegal immigrant than a swarthy Republican with a modicum of intelligence. Come to think of it, it's really quite amazing that somebody moronic and unethical enough to join a Republican Party group has any chance of getting into NYU.

I have an idea though: let's get the New York University College Thuggery Club to agree not to shop in any businesses that might hire illegal immigrants. In a city like New York, that probably means they'll have to starve to death.

As far as I'm concerned, illegal immigrants should be welcomed to New York, which has always been a haven for immigrants. The city should go out of its way to make them feel welcome. However, Republicans and their foul ideological bent should be made to feel very unwelcome.

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