YCT at it Again
I wonder if this is true. It's an email circulating around UT. YCT already had a similar event.
The YCT (Young Conservatives of Texas) have organized an "Immigrant
for this Wednesday, March 2nd on the West Mall on campus-- they have
reserved the space from 11:00am-1:00pm.
They recently organized a similar event at the University of North
Texas. This time around they plan to wear color-coded anti-immigrant shirts
and "hunt for immigrants" who will be YCT-ers dressed in brown for
Latina/os,yellow for Asians, etc. and offer rewards.
A counter-demonstration is planned by a multi-ethnic coalition of
student organizations in response at the same time. Folks are asking for a huge
turnout, and that people wear black shirts and white bandanas if
possible, and bring signs and chants-- some folks will be linking hands in silent
>protest, others will be vocal and hold signs and pass out flyers
outlining a progressive position on immigration.
March 2nd is Texas Independence Day. MEChA and YCT have had some interesting "debates" on this day. It should be interesting. I remember one year I was leaving campus at about 5pm and had parked near a fraternity house. The kids were outside dress as Mexicans and Texas Rangers. The "Mexicans" were running away drinking tequila and getting shot down. It was pretty disgusting.
MEChA usually tries to present the other side of the story to Texas Independence day. It's interesting, because the other side of the story, is taught by a couple of professors in the Mexican American Studies department, but the administration never seems to want to acknowledge any other side of the story.
A lot of the men fighting at the Alamo were crooks.