Papers Please

Show me your papers is an Arizona law that lets police demand identification papers on the grounds of suspicion of being an illegal immigrant. The law, of course, will be used exclusively to harass Latinos. The law is similar to South Africa’s apartheid era law requiring blacks to carry papers. Bigoted white people did not protest the legislation because they believed it would never be used against them, only the hated Latinos. I think it would be only fair if police were be suspended if they were caught racially profiling. I think once white folk too were subjected to the indignity, they would demand it be stopped.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)