Adebayo Adesina 106223646 Eco 316: Extra Credit During the immigration debate I managed to attain some truly valuable information that will most likely stay with me for the rest of my life. The speeches by both Dr. Luis Venezuela and Debra Little, especially struck a chord with me. Dr. Venezuela offered deep insight into the contribution of immigrants to the Long Island economy and used it as a platform for debunking negative stereotypes and myths that have “dehumanized” the Latino population. He expressed that Latino population contributed a lot more to the society than they consume and as a result they are an asset that should be protected. He also spoke of the hate that is perpetrated against Latinos, saying that “Latino’s are objectified by the term illegal immigrant, which hides their contributions and allows for others to think it is okay to hate and attack Latinos.” This in a sense goes back to what Ted Allen discusses, when he mentions that capitalist power is consolidated by putting one race of workers against the other. White workers have bought into the idea
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