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  •  I think that Anger was always latent in some (2+ / 0-)
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    people, but in others it has been revved up. It seems to me that from 2008-2010, there was just a horrible anti-immigrant sentiment flooding the airwaves, comments sections, etc.

    There are some people who just believe what they here or see. If all they see of immigrants are people being arrested for drug crimes or any other negative stereotype then they will think about that group as "bad". If other things were emphasized, like family values, the work-ethic, respect for authority and the elderly, then people would think differently. Well, some people anyway.

    •  it's always been there (0+ / 0-)

      people were just not paying attention and personally, I have always seen the work-ethic, respect for authority and the elderly....wish I saw more of that in us who were born and raised here.

      mittens=edsel. no matter how much money is spent to promote it, if the product sucks, no one will buy it.

      by wewantthetruth on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 04:08:35 PM PST

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      •  The elderly in the U.S. are (0+ / 0-)

        well respected in society.  They get Medicare, SS benefits and pensions and have AARP fighting for them.  

        It is legal for them to discriminate in housing against people with children.  Those "retirement" communities, they call them. Grrrrr.

        It's us working stiffs that need some respect.

        •  Those are immigrant values, and I am suggesting (0+ / 0-)

          that if the media emphasized those things about immigrants, people might change their minds about them, because they are shared values with the US.

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