The recent passing of the controversial immigration bill in Arizona has raised quite the stink nationwide. And it should. This is a nationwide problem!
Considering that Arizona is one of the largest contributing states as passage for illegal immigration, it must act aggressively and in doing so risk offending people. Not to be cold-hearted, but this is all about the big picture and unfortunately big change will hurt people along the way.
Nothing will EVER change if we try to make everyone happy.
I repeat, the racial profiling is offensive. But come on people, if you aren't doing anything illegal, then you should have no fear... And there are many Hispanic residents of Arizona, here naturally and those that have immigrated legally, that are welcome. I have faith that law enforcement will not go door to door raiding homes as if this were the holocaust!
So everyone is angry and we ALL are entitled to our opinions as people. Anger and Support are both justified and we all should be respected. Progress comes from being able to see both sides.
Here is my topic of focus today: a total boycott of Arizona is completely intangible. Now, since it's summer, everyone is leaving anyways so it's easy for people to say they won't visit Arizona in boycott but that is just convenient. They already planned to be in their midwest and eastern summer homes anyways.
But not buying food at the concession stand at a Diamondbacks game (in Chicago) doesn't hurt AZ, it actually hurts Chicago.
And what about these ginormous manufacturers such as Honeywell, Intel, and others shown on this Arizona Industry resource? Stop being a passenger in an airplane, a user of technology, or a caller to friends and family that have motorola phones. I dare you.
I mean this is just silly, guilt by branding. "Don't Boycott Arizona Iced Tea, We're Not From Arizona!" People just jumping on the "I despise Arizona" bandwagon.
I support people who want to voice their opinions and stand by their convictions but let's be realistic here, America. Do you really think you can boycott a state and all that it produces?
Disclaimer: This post in no way represents that I have a poor opinion of others based on race or creed. I believe in LEGAL immigration!