When I woke up this morning and saw the front page of the Houston Chronicle I saw this huge headline about the selection of Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court. I mean it was BIG.
It is almost 11 am and the headline is gone from the web page of the paper... There have been over 1100 responses, some nasty---.
One of them caught my eye: here it courtesy of the GRAB program on my computer:
For one, ALL people born in Puerto Rico are American Citizens... It is not a state but is an American Territory. I guess this is something people in Houston don't learn in high school. I will have to make sure my students know about this when we start school this fall.
For another... why so much hate? A few days ago my daughter was flying back from LA and two women in their 60s were sitting in front of her. One was white and one was black. They were talking about one of them moving to Houston. After a few minutes their conversation became much softer... when one of them said the word "illegals."
Considering these women are on the brink of needing their Social Security benefits, it might be good for them to know they are only getting their checks because of the billions of dollars undocumented people have left in the social security fund. If you are not a legal resident, you cannot use the money you put it, but if you work on a salary in the U.S. you are obligated to put part of your salary in the fund... Undocumented workers have kept our social security system afloat. Too bad so many people don't know that, kind of like so many don't know that all people born in Puerto Rico are American citizens.
Did the Houston Chronicle change its headline because of all those people who are mis-informed?