Every other border state has a hispanic majority except this one, thanks to the aggressive enforcement of highly racist immigration laws. The supporters of these laws, like Jan Brewer and Joe Arpaio, are elected consistently. The state's border enforcement strategy is centered around forcing illegals to enter the country through the Sonoran Desert, where many die. The state has persecuted those who attempt to provide aid to the dying, making Arizona the only State to actively and legally encourage the slow death by dehydration of Hispanics. Not even the deep south can claim that.
And when Obama says to the European union to cease blocking the boundaries of Turkey and other Eastern countries close to Russia. He should take care of the problem you just wrote first!
I am a white 27 year old woman and I can only say that I feel terrible and heartbroken that people of my race are still in 2014 treating black people so hatefully. I am wanting to move to a warmer climate area and out of the Midwest and so far all the places I have been thinking about moving sound so racist I don't want to move there anymore after reading the stories on this site.
I am sorry that so many white people in these states are racist in this country, but just know that there are a lot of people out there that aren't and hopefully everyone that is dealing with a racist state can move out of the state. It sickens me that the KKK still exists and that these crazy notions about African American people still exist and I wish so badly that I could put a stop to it.
I used to live in Seattle and it isn't racist so if that helps anyone, that is a good place to move. Good luck to everyone. I hope one day we will see the dreams of MLK come true.
I moved to Arizona to experience leaving my small city in Texas. I never experienced extreme racism until I moved. I'm a hispanic American who was not naturalized because a law made it so. I was naturalized by birth my mother and father were naturalized by birth and my grandparent migrated in 1912 naturalized in 1914. Never have I been treated so different due to my skin color. I treat everyone equally, although I'm very sadden by my experiences in Arizona. It hasn't been all negative I never envisioned me marrying but after years of dating someone who also is not originally from Arizona a White American who views individuals for who they are. We are considering moving due to my most recent work experience where my race has become an issue among work associates. I don't understand why racism exist. I only know I wish goodness upon all. Equally I feel alone and knowing others have shared similar experiences helped. I'm not blind either I know racism can exist anywhere but it has been ...more
I'm Italian, originally from New England, never in my first 39 years of life did I ever had an issue... Until I moved to Arizona. I've been pulled over by DPS for the "2 second" rule, whatever that is. Threatened by rednecks while riding my bicycle. Passed over for jobs, and looked at suspiciously. All because I get a little dark in the summer. Some have accused me of being a Muslim... Really, with my Black Sabbath shirt on? Also, people here all hate Obama, think he was born in Kenya. Poor people vote Republican, then blame Democrats for their woes. Some of the most ignorant people on the planet are flocking here in droves. Lots of Mormons have been elected to state positions too, try to push their religious agenda down our throats. Thank goodness, after 12 years in this hell hole, I'm finally in a position to sell my house and move to California!
I moved from Cali 6 years ago for a "Better quality of life". Truth is I had not truly experience racism until I moved here. I have had my very own friends say "I would never put my kid in school with the majority being Hispanics" "I don't understand how all these Mexicans can afford to live in this neighbor hood when I can't and I white" To top it off an my own in law told me "I gotta move property value is going down from all the Mexicans moving in" In California Venice beach area we embraced many cultures. I am mixed white and Latino and I miss home.
I lived in a small town in north west AZ, with my brother. Indian res on both sides no Indians in town just redneck bigots. John Wayne lived there in his day.
Arizona is really racist! My mom's family is from Lake Havasu and I always got there for the summer! I'm biracial, so that means my dad is African American and my mom is Caucasian. A lot of Caucasian families live there and when ever I go into a store a lot of people give me dirty looks and stare at me. Plus a lot of people hate President Barack Obama, and he is biracial too. Arizona is full of a lot of racist, luckily my moms family is not racist.
Arizona is very racist and ignorant. I have had several people call me a "Rag Head" because they assumed that I'm Middle Eastern. I'm actually Mexican. They are so ignorant that they cannot even tell the difference between ethnicities. They discriminate against all minorities here.
I have been to many states and by far, Arizona is the MOST racist. The sad part is that most of the people who live there, do not have the concept of what being racist and out right mean is. They actually believe that people who get along with others and treat people with respect, no matter where they come from or how they look, have issues with their judgement. It's disgusting!
My stomach turns when I hear people say " Arizona..."
Arizona is the most racist state.. Minute man, sb 1070, and very ignorant people people here seem to not have a heart. Everyone knows Arizona, I once was getting dehydrated from walking home from school so I asked a white person if it was ok to have a drink of water out her water hose and she replied by saying no and I should die in the desert just like the dog I was..
It is against the law in Arizona to refuse to grant a request for water. She should be tried and hanged!
The private prison owners in arizona profit and back the racist laws in order to fill their jails. This laws were not meant to be felonies but are so that the undocumented have longer stays and make more profits for the investers. As felonies the undocumented are not eligible for to stay in the country under Obama's new deportation orders. The people are viewed like cattle for their profit-making prisons.
I agree this is a very racist state. but most of america is racist towards blacks in general it does not matter if you are African, or west Indian if you even look black they treat you like trash.
I understand you 100% racism is everywhere and in every group I'm latin afro Cuban also happens when they hire me over the phone and the sudden they see me in person turn me down even I am overqualified or just because I am not white hispanic then you pass by the same super market or restaurant the next day and you recognize a new fresh face that looks just arrived or crossed the border recently and is getting paid less money for that kind of work. It is not necessary to have a B.A to make a difference on this city either to earn it. New York can be a mirror to a lot of faces and people creating their own micro world. What we need is to keep on focus, and goals and think ahead no matter what
Live here and it's true. I wish I had the money to get out
First of all. I am the son of an African American and Mexican mixed family. I have experienced a lot of hate and I do not appreciate it. I interviewed for a job and they told me to get out of there. I did not even get a chance to interview for the job. Also, at a starbucks they threw my drink at me. I can't believe that this is all happening to me. I hate Arizona.
I'm replying to the guy that said his mom had to have her white husband fill out lease agreement.. Don't listen to these people.. As you can tell they are from Arizona.. And another thing if you need to make money take the 10.00+ job that "bruh" was talking about.. But for you it's only temporary and for him.. Let him settle.. Because your degrees will earn you way more than that, some people don't understand...I was looking to live there now I'm having second thoughts from what you've stated and others that have told me similar stories..
Yes I think Arizona is a very racist state
Profiling based on the color of your skin, police would stop you for no reason.
I grew up here. Had to leave because of the deep divide between races and hatred towards LGBTs in the work place. If you don't fit in with the affluent, conservative, Christian government, you aren't wanted in the state or around their children.
The people of Arizona despise immigration to their state, as their passing of the bill SB 1070 makes painfully apparent. Even in extremely racist states such as Mississippi, this level of institutionalized racism is rare. Maybe the extreme heat frying their brains has something to do with their hatred of non-whites.
The recent incident with those white teen girls spelling out the N word on their t shirts and laughing about it pretty much solidifies Arizona as a racist state. The south and southwest seem to be the most racist regions of the USA.
Encouragement of allowing people to die of thirst in the desert (making it illegal to help illegals), and encouragement of cops practicing racial profiling? Can it get worse?
I have lived in Arizona for 8 years. I can't wait until I save enough money to get out of here. I have never seen so much racism and bigotry in my life, however I have never lived in Texas. Other western states seem to be much more tolerant.
I can't say anything about the people, but the legislation in this state is straight up barbaric!