Latinos, Blacks Join Fight for Civil Rights in Arizona

By New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Apr 26, 2010

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- A united front of black and Latino Arizonans mobilized against a state law that they see as a threat to their civil rights on Sunday at the First Institutional Baptist Church in downtown Phoenix. Jan Brewer signed SB 1070 into law on Friday, making Arizona the first state in the nation to make it a crime for a person to be undocumented.

More than 3,000 people demonstrated outside the state capitol and hundreds gathered at the church to protest the law. Human rights activists, religious leaders and congressmen called for peaceful mobilizations, boycotts and, if necessary, civil disobedience to stop the legislation they believe would lead to racial profiling, unsafe communities and economic turmoil.

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