Thursday, February 25, 2010

New Civil Rights Movement: Undocumented Students For Civil Rights Reform

According to Nancy, an undocumented student who has been actively advocating for the Dream Act for the past five years, "We really see a close connection and a parallel between our movement and the African-American movement and their experiences in the U.S. As undocumented students, were are constantly being denied certain rights in the U.S. and within our school campuses. We are fighting for our own humanity.

"A lot of tactics that we're using as undocumented students are borrowed frameworks that were established in the 60's with the civil rights movement."

Since February is nationally recognized as "African American History Month," undocumented students hope to highlight parallels between the civil rights movement of the 1960's and the current efforts for immigration reform. As in the 1960s, students are once again at the forefront of political activism.

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