NAACP Joins Kansas March Against Hate in the Immigration Debate
Posted on July 14, 2010 by By Niaz Kasravi, NAACP Senior Manager for Law Enforcement Accountability
“Don’t Bring Your Hate to Kansas.” That was the title for the peaceful, silent vigil organized by a group of civil rights and human rights advocates from Kansas and Missouri to protest a visit by Sheriff Arapaio of Maricopa County, AZ to Kansas for a fundraiser. The Ad Hoc Coalition for Immigrant Justice has come together to make sure that their voice is heard loud and clear: neither Kansas or Missouri want anything to do with S.B. 1070, the racist immigration law passed in Arizona that officially sanctions racial and ethnic profiling. The fundraiser Sheriff Arpaio was attending was for Kris Kobach, the author of S.B. 1070.
Photo courtesy of the Kansas City Free Press