An Associated Press story last week quoted Alabama’s Gov. Republican Robert Bentley, who signed legislation that targets any HispanicLatino who might appear to be in the state illegally. The law would have kicked every brown kid out of school had a federal court not intervened. Bentley, not intending to draw guffaws, wondered why his state is being laughed at across the nation.
“Why are we getting all the publicity? I think it has to do with Alabama’s past and the perception that people have of Alabama over the years…and really don’t recognize the amount of progress we’ve made in Alabama over the last 50 to 60 years,” Bentley said.
If you did not know he was serious, it would indeed be a laughing matter. Continue reading