Daily Archives: February 2, 2011

Top-Gear, Top-Notch Racism from BBC Network

A host of the popular show ‘Top Gear’ described a Mexican car and people as “lazy, feckless, and flatulent” on a recent show. And it is not going over well with a lot of people.

The icing on the cake is that the Top Gear hosts were confident that people would not complain. Especially the Mexican Ambassador to the UK, who they pre-supposed, would be asleep on the job. After all, Mexicans love to eat refried cheesy food and sleep against the fence with their coat hanging on a cactus, according to the hosts.

Don’t take my word for it. Watch it for yourselves while you can since BBC is in a rush to take down all videos of these offensive remarks for “copyright violations.”

I think the better question is why would anyone watch such a filthy and ignorant show?

Mexican Ambassador Medina has urged Hammond, the show presenters and the BBC, to apologize for what he says are “offensive”, “xenophobic” and “humiliating” remarks. I urge you to do the same. Tell BBC and Top Gear hosts that this type of humor is unacceptable.

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Legal Resident in Deportation for $15 Drug Bust From 16 Years Ago

The United States has found a new way of sending financial aid to Pakistan: deport long-time U.S. permanent residents for minor crimes committed in the last century.

After an arrest in 1995 over a $15 drug deal while he was attending Rutgers University, Farhan Ezad — a legal permanent resident — completed a sentence of probation, graduated with a double major, launched a career, got married, and raised three children.

Farhan never heard about the drug case again until last July when ICE agents conducted a  5 a.m. raid at his home to take him into custody for deportation. He spent a week in federal custody before being released on $10,000 bail to await his March 28 deportation hearing. Now Farhan faces deportation to Pakistan, a country his parents left when he was only five years old.

DHS has stepped up efforts against convicted criminal non-citizens otherwise called criminal aliens. That sounds like a horrifying term, but look closely and you’ll find perfectly legal residents placed in removal proceedings for possessing a couple of marijuana joints some twenty years ago or stealing a tape deck some thirty years ago. They already served the time for their “crimes.” Placing them in deportation now constitutes an act of double jeopardy, further punishment for time they have already served.

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