If I were Jay Leno, I might begin this post by saying, "Have you heard about this? Have you seen this?" Then I'd hold up a clipping of dejected Mexican-Americans protesting Arizona's SB 1070 bill. But I have neither his chin, nor his bankroll. And this really isn't a laughing matter.
Besides, if you haven't seen or heard about the controversial new law, you're seriously living under a rock. It's been a topic of heated debate amongst politicos, pundits, and civilians alike. Serving as the fuel to much social conflagration, it's enraged many of the Latinos making up America's largest minority by essentially establishing racial profiling as common practice in a measure to curb illegal immigration in the U.S.
Among those who stand to suffer the most harassment are, obviously, the millions of Mexican-Americans born to parents or even grandparents from their native land, many of whom may not even speak Spanish.
One such youth who's speaking out against SB 1070 is rapper Mexia. The son of Hernan Hernandez, founder of legendary norteño group Los Tigres del Norte
, Mexia's a bilingual rapper born in the states, but in possession of dual citizenship. He recently penned a track in protest of SB 1070, titled "Todos Somos Arizona" ("We Are All Arizona"), in which he addresses his fears about 1070.
You can check it out here
(look for it in the streaming player on the right-hand side of the page).