A crime committed by a middle class white is not seen

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a crime committed by a middle-class white is not seen as indicating a characteristic of all middle-class whites - a crime committed by an African-American… - of course, the details depend on whose point of view we are looking at - immigrants who “other” Anglos generalize about them, too - they might well think that a crime by one Anglo means that Anglos in general are corrupt or criminal - What is the real, underlying conflict? - Anglos see immigrants as doing many things that they don’t like - but maybe the most significant is that they are here illegally - they are flouting immigration laws and other laws - Anglos read their mere presence as meaning that they are disrespecting and ignoring Anglo law and culture
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Anth 340.101: Living in our Globalized World F 2011 / Owen: Chavez Ch. 5 p. 3 - note the (apparently) different cultural constructions of the law - to Anglos, breaking the law is in itself morally wrong - well, at least when that is a “useful” viewpoint - those same Anglos probably break other laws, such as the one requiring them to report mail-order and internet purchases and pay sales tax on them
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