In June 2011, the Alabama state legislature voted yes to approve an unconstitutional bill which legalizes racial profiling, judges people based on the color of their skin, and promotes a culture of hatred and fear. After widespread legislative support, Governor Bentley signed the bill and it has since become law.
From the day this law was passed farmers, construction managers, and other small business owners expressed their concern that pushing thousands of hard working immigrants out of the state would have serious ramifications on their ability to pick tomatoes, build homes and stay open for business. School children in Alabama have been confronted with questions about who they are based on the color of their skin.
Instead of marching backwards in time, Alabama should be looking towards a future that is inclusive and that recognizes and respects everyone--regardless of the color of their skin. This kind of discrimination and racial profiling should not be happening in America.
Urge Governor Bentley and the Alabama state legislature to repeal the hateful law immediately.