I enjoy seeing popular entertainment take a stand against injustice.
One thing that popped out at me was the Jessica Alba line near the end:
“We didn’t cross the border, the border crossed us.”
“Yo no cruce la frontera, la frontera me cruzó”
Here are the translated lyrics to the song.
Of course, me…I immediatley thought of the Malcolm X line:
“We didn’t land on Plymouth Rock, the rock was landed on us.”
You can see it below. As you do, think of what’s going on in Arizona, and the plight of poor people who go there for work, for better opportunities; and then think about what SB1070 is trying to do. Reminds you a little of Jim Crow. Doesn’t it?
Here’s the Denzel version (starts at 07:18-07:32)
Shouts to Cypress Hill for cancelling their May 21 show in Tuscon in protest.
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