May 16th, 2011
Carlos Santana: Shame On You Georgia And Arizona

What do you do if you’re an iconic rock star and have the attention of a filled-to-capacity baseball park where you’re being honored with a “Beacon of change” award?

If you’re Carlos Santana, and the park in question is Turner Field, in Atlanta, Georgia, you say:

“The people of Arizona, and the people of Atlanta, Georgia, you should be ashamed of yourselves.”

That’s according to a report in The event was the annual Civil Rights Game, and it came only days after Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed an immigration bill into law that mimics Arizona’s controversial SB1070.

So they gave Carlos his award, and the microphone.

“It’s a cruel law, actually,” he said.

“This is about fear. Stop shucking and jiving. People are afraid we’re going to steal your job. No we aren’t. You’re not going to change sheets and clean toilets,” he said.

“If people want the immigration laws to keep passing, then everybody should get out and leave the American Indians here,” he said.

Santana immigrated to the United States in the 1960’s.

Other attendees who also received awards that day were Baseball Hall of Famers Hank AAron, Frank Robinson, Ernie Banks, singer Harry Belafonte, former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young, Jesse Jackson and actor Morgan Freeman.

[Photo by congahead]


4 thoughts on “Carlos Santana: Shame On You Georgia And Arizona

  1. OK- I have about a thousand comments on this the least of which is.  So, you have a ‘Che’ shirt on but you think  It’s cool to criticize our immigration laws?  Santana? Dude? Have you ever thought for a minute to reform latin American Country’s to conform to our values rather than to presuppose we are supposed to reform to allow your latino immigrants to take over our country?  If  it’s So shameful for us not to let you in illegaly how shameful is it that Latin Americans are ESCAPING from their home country’s?  Reform your own country’s fight for your own country’s before you criticize one that is livable.  Get your drug addlepated dorkus crappy music back to south America and do something worth while   like raising your peoples living standard via social action!  Does Gauchopin mean exalted ruler?

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