April 28th, 2010

Solis

Juan Crow

I came home last night and my (lily white) boyfriend nervously said, "Sweetheart, you know that I don't find ANYTHING about this law remotely funny. It's horrible, terrible, awful, and you know I wholeheartedly think that."

"Yeeeeeessss?"

"ButIheardthatsomeoftheHispanicsinArisonzaaretakingtocallingitJuanCrow,andthatsortofmademelaugh."

"Juan Crow? Hahahahahahaha"

"It is sort of funny?"

"Hysterical. I can't wait to tell my dad."

"Be sure to mention the 'Graham doesn't think the law is funny at all' part first."

We're probably driving to Burning Man this year. We'll go to New Mexico, then hook a right and head into Colorado, then Utah, then Nevada. I'm not stepping foot in the state of Arizona so long as this law is in effect.

The thing that pisses me off the most about Arizona's attitude (and there are a LOT of things that piss me off about it) is the stupid "you don't live in a border state, you don't understand" bullshit. I DO live in a border state. Been here all my life. And the only time I haven't lived in this border state is when I've lived in another border state. I know. I know what it's like having a very mixed population. I know what it's like to live in a diverse culture. I know what it's like to live somewhere forever and have the demographics change all around you.