Crazy Stuff Racists Say: Special Jan Brewer Edition


What can we say about Arizona Governor Jan Brewer? We must admit, we had no idea who she was until she upped and signed that crazy new immigration law into effect in Arizona. But since that fateful day a few weeks ago, it seems like there is no escaping her, or her insistence on passing insane laws that demonize Latinos in a state where 30+% of the population is Hispanic.

First she signed SB 1070 into affect, essentially legalizing racial profiling and making many legal citizens in the state (who happen to be brown) feel like they don't belong. Arizona has only begun to feel the affects of that decision as more Latino rights groups, celebrities and even other state governments band together to boycott the state in light of what they see as blatantly racist legislation.

Then she passed a measure that stated that no teacher was allowed to instruct English if they had an accent. Adding insult to injury, just last week Brewer passed a bill that prohibits ethnics studies classes—shutting down any and all chance that children of Latino, Native American and African American descent will see themselves reflected in the history of this nation throughout their public school educations.

But we weren't 100% sure that she was totally insane until we heard her compare illegal immigration to terrorism. In an interview on Fox News the Gov. said, "You know Arizona has been under terrorist attacks, if you will, with all of this illegal immigration that has been taking place on our very porous border ... The whole issue comes back, that we do not and will not tolerate illegal immigration bringing with it very much so the implications of crime and terrorism into our state."

Check out the video below and tell us: Do you think Governor Jan Brewer has lost her mind?

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Mariela Rosario,

I'm a raging opinionista and I love to share my ramblings on everything from pop culture to food to stuff that makes me laugh & cry! I've worked in all types of media (TV, film, print) and was previously the online editor at Latina magazine before joining Mamás Latinas. On most nights you can find me working my way through my library of cookbooks or playing with my puppy Lola (my only child so far). I have a wonderful hubby who shares my passion for any and all kinds of travel. Together, we've formed a semi-professional wine drinking team.

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