The Arizona Law and Cinco de Mayo: Interesting Voices of Solidarity!
May 05, 2010 by M. Daniel Carroll R. | 0 Comments
Today is May 5th – “cinco de mayo.” Contrary to what some may think, this is not Mexican independence day (which for Mexico and other Central American countries is September 15th). Cinco de mayo commemorates Mexico’s victory over French troops at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. This day instead is a celebration of Mexican culture.
The ownership of the National Basketball Association team the Phoenix Suns has decided to have his team wear jerseys in tonight’s play-off game against the San Antonio Spurs. Read the article at: http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Suns-will-wear-Los-Suns-unis-to-honor-Phoenix-?urn=nba,238682
Immigration realities in this country and in states like Arizona are a mess. The recently law passed there, however, is a misguided attempt to deal with the many challenges and is counterproductive in terms of human rights, families, and appreciation for what Hispanics contribute to this country (hard work, family commitments, Christian roots, and the beauty of other dimensions of Latin American culture). Many from across the political and religious spectrum are recognizing this. Even an NBA team “gets it” … interesting voices of solidarity indeed!