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Audio: March 2009 Blogcast

Noah Chandler • Mar 24, 2009

As you have most likely read on the 2050 blog, there has been some heavy anti-immigrant activity in Arizona lately. Many of the people caught in this war on immigrants are the regions Native (American) population. In light of this population, it begs the question, who IS the immigrant? And is someone’s ‘immigrant status’ really the issue? But now I’m getting a little realistic for our conservative counter-parts. But I’d like to argue that the issues in Arizona are not as black-and-white as many ideologues would like you to believe.

So, in this edition of the Imagine 2050 podcast we visit with some local Arizonians and get their thoughts on people like Sheriff Joe Arpaio. We also get some idea of the complexity of American identity through our visit with a couple of indigenous Americans whose people (the Tohono O’odham) have been in the area we call Arizona far longer than any European immigrants.

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