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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Today's March

Just a quick vignette from today's march for immigrant and worker rights:

As we were all walking down Jackson Boulevard, somewhere between Wacker and LaSalle, an older, bearded white guy on the sidewalk began taunting the marchers, who were cheering "Si se puede" (yes, we can) by cheering "USA! USA!"

A man and two women in front of me, all of whom appeared to be Latina/o and were wearing United Food and Commercial Workers t-shirts, smiled brightly at him and chanted back cheerfully, "USA! USA!"

For a brief instant, they all chanted "USA!" together.

Then the man, realizing his taunt had been defeated, switched to "Go home now!"

The three union workers smiled and walked on, cheering a few more "USA!USA!" chants. After all, that's the point, right?

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