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Reply to "Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle"

Exactly, Frenchy!!! But every immigrant has the right to choose. Brown skinned or not, whether they enter illegally or not.

The difference between the immigrant and the African American is that you look back at your heritage and ancestors and the choices they made and how far they've come and how far they brought you and how far you're going with a different kind of pride than I do. It's no less as stong, but it is different.

I look back at my heritage and ancestors and there was no choice in coming here, no choice in building this land and this country to make our contribution to it, and no choice but to be ostracised and degraded and disenfranchised and all other untold horrors for their sacrifice.

So there's a difference that two people from such different experiences probably can't fully understand. I don't begrudge immigrants coming here and the work they do and the contributions they give and successes that they make for themselves. I'm all for the American Dream.

But the immigration policy in this country is unjust and unfair and broken. And I also just wish more of the immigrants that do come here, while they're showing their appreciation to the White man and his government for giving them their opportunity, they'd also be as if not more appreciative of us for making it happen the way that it has.
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