Remembering Raymond Rodriguez

Remembering Raymond Rodriguez who, along with Professor Francisco Balderrama, exposed how, during the depression, Mexican-origin people were scapegoated for the economic crisis (much like today). Anyone who applied for welfare, unemployment, or any type of social service was forced to leave the country under the U.S. government category of “voluntary repatriation.” Over half (60%) of those deported during that period were U.S. citizens, a clear violation of both their civil and human rights.http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-raymond-rodriguez-20130707,0,2536503.story

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