American history is rife with pro-white, pro-Christian bigotry. If you read history books, you will be shocked to learn about the kinds of things that newspapers, politicians and labor unions said about religious and ethnic minorities.
The kinds of things that they said so outwardly could never be said nowadays, at least not without somebody ruining his/her career and/or receiving social backlash.
Throughout history, important figures have expressed the idea that America is supposed to be a white country, and that minorities should be kept down so that the interests of whites are not compromised. The flaw with this attitude is the fact that there are people in America who are not “white” who have families that have been here as long as white families.
There are many reasons for why non-white people in America are considered “non-white.” One reason is because of the fact that many times there are very prominent cultural distinctions between non-white groups of Americans and white Americans. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: https://www.facebook.com/jimlarkin53 and http://james-larkin.com/press/
Another reason is the fact that, because of being perceived as “too different” and unable to visually fit in with whites, they have been excluded from the mainstream society that is dominated by whites. As a result of being excluded and discriminated against, they have been forced to form their own cultures, communities and identities that are separate from white society and culture on various levels.
This unfortunate dynamic in American society is ingrained in the minds of large numbers of whites who are careless and unenlightened. Many younger Americans are taking notice of this unfortunate dynamic as they educate themselves about the experiences of minorities and take an interest in the plights of minorities.
There are also some older white folk, such as Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, the founders of the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund, who also take an intense interest in protecting the rights of minorities.
Unfortunately, racism is rampant among the older generations of whites, and Sheriff Arpaio is the incarnation of that fact. The ex-sheriff is about 85 or 86 years old, and has two grown children and a wife. Hopefully, his children aren’t as bigoted and closed-minded as he is.
The Sheriff’s Pardon
After years of harassing Latino motorists and going against the wishes of courts, federal judges were about to lay serious ramifications upon Joe Arpaio. Like an ignorant hawk, the leader of our great country swooped in to grab Arpaio and save him from the justice that was going to be served.
The acquittal of Sheriff Arpaio was big news. This wasn’t surprising because the media hates Trump, and is bent on reporting things relating to social justice. Some of the news outlets criticized Trump for not consulting with the Justice Department before making the decision—something that other presidents have done prior to making pardons.
However, the law states that it is totally legal for presidents to make pardons without consulting their administrations. The President actually has a lot of power and leeway when it comes to pardoning people.