Originally Posted by dmaul1114
Yeah, I've heard the "mexicans are stealing our jobs", "mainly criminals are crossing the boarders" etc. pretty often when visting my folks in WV. And that's a place that has very little immigrant population and is one of the whitest states in the country. Also here it some here in Georgia when I make the mistake of venturing out of Atlanta.
It seems to be a pretty common view among under educated, lower class whites in my experience.
I hear it from my father all the time, has no idea why it bothers me either, despite trying to explain it to him.
I think i said this before, but he's one of the holdout dixiecrats basically.Only votes democrat because of support for labor unions. Here in the south i hear Mexicans used all the time, i hardly ever hear anyone say illegal immigrant/alien.