Gregory Nicholson


Why Proposition 187 Is Wrong

I have heard Rebecca Liddicoat'95's explanation for voting for Proposition 187 several times, and it is clear that she did not vote for it for racist reasons. That is to say, she did not vote for it because she desires to see all Mexican-Americans gone from California, she would like to see only illegal immigrants, regardless of their race or ethnicity, gone from California. What she fails to recognize in her column, "Why California Voted for Proposition 187," is that even though her reasons for voting are not racist, the proposition is inherently racist. Liddicoat recognizes that the majority of immigrants in California come from Mexico.

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