I need to give huge PROPS to Gregory Kane for putting Marcus Garvey on the table in this illegal immigrant debate. He writes:
Syndicated columnist Larry Elder wrote that Mexican cops who stop black Mexicans make them sing the Mexican national anthem to prove they’re citizens of the country. I don’t know if that’s true. What I do know is that Marcus Garvey had Universal Negro Improvement Association chapters in several Spanish-speaking countries. The organization’s newspaper, Negro World, was published in English and Spanish.
Garvey didn’t establish UNIA chapters in those countries and have his newspaper printed in Spanish because Latinos, as “people of color,” were natural allies and friends of the Negro. He did those things precisely because they weren’t.
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