Friday, April 30, 2010

Hispanic Arizonans supporting our new idiot law + stupid teaching law

CUUMBAYA: Notes on polls:
...on immigration enforcement issues, the report says, "Latinos themselves also have differences on these issues, especially between the foreign born and native born. On all three questions, foreign-born Hispanics are more opposed to the stepped-up enforcement policies than are native-born Hispanics. The breakdown is as follows: 83% of the foreign born do not support active involvement by local police in immigration enforcement, compared with 74% of the native born; 84% of foreign-born Latinos disapprove of workplace raids, compared with 63% of native-born Latinos; and 66% of the foreign born disapprove of states checking immigration status before issuing driver’s licenses, compared with 39% of the native born." Let's break that down a little further: if 74% of the native born do not support active involvement by local police in immigration enforcement, and only 75% of the total are native born, then only 55% of the possible Hispanic voters are opposed.
Also, in depressing AZ news: Think Progress : Arizona Expands Its Discrimination: Teachers With Heavy Accents Can’t Teach English, Ethnic Studies Are Banned

ETA: Clarification in the comments from Joel on the poll he used: "...the poll being quoted there is not Arizona specific; I was only trying to see how to get to Rasmussen's numbers without paying the $19.95 to become a premium member with access to the raw data. That Pew study has a lot of fascinating stuff in it, though. "

6 comments:

  1. Of course, the poll being quoted there is not Arizona specific; I was only trying to see how to get to Rasmussen's numbers without paying the $19.95 to become a premium member with access to the raw data. That Pew study has a lot of fascinating stuff in it, though.

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  2. Yeah, what's going on in Arizona, anyway? I thought of your novel Chimera when I read this latest. Apparently, poor Zoe will have to find some other place to live. :-( *


    Has somebody spiked the water supply with conservative Kool-Aid? Or is it a mass delusion of collective heatstroke brought on by global warming?

    Maybe that can be your next scifi story....

    *Pssst. Arizona legislature? Mogs aren't real.

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  3. Eh, scientists have been making human/animal "hybrids" for medical research by switching around DNA for a long time. See this for instance-
    http://www.physorg.com/news177017080.html

    Arizona just wants to turn back the clock...*

    Although, from the sounds of it, they'd be just fine with glow-in-the-dark bunny "art". No human DNA involved, after all.

    *There are actually some valid reasons for being against this kind of research. I doubt the Arizona legislature knows what they are. ;)

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  4. Thanks, serialbabbler. I was wondering how I was supposed to conquer the world if I can't create Man-Bear-Pig.

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  5. Just make it a glow-in-the-dark bunny-bear with the brain of a n'elephant and you're all set. Nobody'll even notice until it eats their head.

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  6. LOL! That's a great idea! I'll be sure to pass it on to the rest of the mad scientists. BU-HA_HA_HAHA!

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