Dr. Matthew Whitaker with Cornel West





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"So these people who are denouncing so-called "illegal" immigrants now are often the progeny of people who needed only a hommie to vouch for them when they got here." -Dr. Matthew Whitaker

Dr. Matthew Whitaker, historian at Arizona State University, speaks at A Conversation with Cornel West - How We Got Here: Historical Roots of SB1070
Saturday, October 2, 2010 North High School Auditorium, Phoenix, AZ

Sources provided by Prof. Whitaker:
1. Michael Powell "U.S. Immigration Debate Is a Road Well Traveled" Washington Post, May 8, 2006.

2. Emma Kaplan "SB1070: What's The Difference Between Americans Only and Whites Only? Blog, The World Can't Wait, July 28, 2010,

Puente Movement & NDLON hosted a Panel Discussion and Lecture by the distinguished Dr. Cornel West, Professor at Princeton University. Dr. West is an African American philosopher, author, critic, actor, and civil rights activist. He is known for his combination of political and moral insight and criticism, and his contribution to the post-60s civil rights movement.

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Dennis Gilman, http://www.youtube.com/humanleague002 & Puente
J.M. Aragon, PanLeft & Derechos Humanos
Shot & Edited by:
Barni Qaasim, Iftiin Productions & Puente

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