Revisiting La Reconquista: A Nativist Creation

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A couple of years ago, I addressed the Reconquista myth because this myth was making it rounds among hard-core right-wing pundits. It seems the same conspiracy theory is once again making those rounds again. One of the approaches xenophobic conservative pundits use to stir up fear so people are willing to support tough immigration policies […]

“Absolut” Madness

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As immigration continues to be a big issue in American politics, controversy has erupted over a recent ad campaign for Swedish-based Absolut Vodka. The ad in question reignited the La Reconquista fear among wingnuttia. The ad shows a historical map of the Mexico before Texas’ Independence and the Mexico-US War of 1846-48 had occurred. The […]

Mexican Invasion Revisited

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Looks like La Reconquista fable is making a come back. Blogging amiga Liza Sabater from Culture Kitchen posted on John Derbyshire’s recent blog post – titled “Aztlan North” – on the National Review Online’s blog The Corner. Derbyshire cited the percentage of Latina/o students in the schools of Storm Lake, Iowa, and then wrote: “Say […]

Guardsman Accused of Smuggling Immigrants

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Three members of the Texas National Guard were arraigned in federal court for subverting the very laws there were suppose to enforce (h/t to stormkite for bringing this to my attention). On Monday, Sgt. Julio Cesar Pacheco and Pfc. Jose Rodrigo Torres, both of Laredo, and Sgt. Clarence Hodge Jr. of Fort Worth, appeared before […]

The Gloves are Off

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The most striking thing about our national debate over immigration is the utter lack of attention to the root causes of mass migration from Mexico or to the moral dimensions of the injustice and human tragedy that is unfolding before our eyes. There comes a point where turning away from violence, and not standing up […]

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