Large Majority of Arizonans Think the State Is a "Good Place for Minorities"

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A large majority of Arizonans think the land of SB 1070 is a "good place for minorities."

Gallup polled residents of all 50 states, asking, "Is the city or area where you live a good place or not a good place to live for racial or ethnic minorities."

In Arizona, 84 percent of residents said it's a good place for minorities, which was the 16th-highest level among the 50 states.

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That seems like a minor miracle, considering not only SB 1070, but also Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose office was found to have racially profiled Latinos, and it was just a couple decades ago that Arizona voters rejected the creation of a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

However, seeing as about 57 percent of Arizona's population is white, chances are that minorities in Arizona agreed with the sentiment that it's a good state for minorities.

Still, it's not like a majority of any one state's residents thought they lived in a racist state -- in West Virginia, only 74 percent of people said it's a good place for minorities, which was the lowest level of any state. Only 13 states measured below 80 percent.

The two states with the highest levels are two of the four "minority-majority" states -- Hawaii (95 percent) and Texas (92 percent). The other two minority-majority states, New Mexico and California, were also in the top 10.

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Joseph Eppley
Joseph Eppley

I always felt like a minority in Tucson. the one thing I like about living in Tucson is I have met and become friends with all different walks of life from different racial backrounds

Jimmy Smith
Jimmy Smith

NewTimes.....Give it a rest for phukk's sake.

Jesse Adams
Jesse Adams

by minorities, do they mean white people?

arizonanewtimes.com
arizonanewtimes.com

All illegal aliens should be shot like pigeons when they jump the border fence.

arizonanewtimes.com
arizonanewtimes.com

Like I said, make no mistake about it. Watch for SB1070 version 2.0 coming soon -- nationwide. The American people have had enough. It all boils down to illegal is illegal and our immigration laws must and will be enforced. We owe illegals nothing.  We can do without them.

lisalisanoneya
lisalisanoneya

Can never win on the facts alone,got to be instilling fear and hate on people. What kind of representation is that?                

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

Why?  SHOULD I, SO YOU CAN TORMENT THESE PEOPLE!!!!!!!

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

IT's CALLED......"THE INFORMATION WAR".....................................................          ("PHYSCOLOGICAL MUMBO- JUMBO")   

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

YEP........LOOKS  like you know who,??????   Has launched a full'PUBLICATION BLITZ'.........Did i say 'PUBLICATION BLITZ?.....YEP ......Sure did.

Johnny Klinko
Johnny Klinko

Think about it like this: If you asked this question to people in only yuma, tempe, flagstaff, phoenix, nogales, scottsdale and window rock. How different do you think each outcome of each poll would be? Would love to see where and how this broke down in demographics.

lisalisanoneya
lisalisanoneya

Wink-AND- Nod...........Double- Dealing.....Wink-and- Nod  ...Double- Dealing

haterzgonnalwayzhate
haterzgonnalwayzhate

'GUESS Who IS STARTING ALL THIS trouble.........Stirring up all this Hate and fighting .........?????????WHO DOES NOT WANT Y'all TO GET ALONG?????  WHO WANT'S  Y"all TO FIGHT??????   

Isai Abrum Escobar
Isai Abrum Escobar

Its because Hispanic/ Latinos have a positive outlook, despite tough circumstances.

Angie Corley
Angie Corley

My opinion WE are the minority in Arizona..

Joe Rollins
Joe Rollins

I wouldn't say any place is good for minorities. Our "friends" the Democrats and Republicans have stacked the deck pretty heavy in favor of rich white people.

Spike Ferguson
Spike Ferguson

Weez gotta keep dem Mexis here beekuz wom elze iz gonna mow muh lawn!?!?!

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

Only about 55% of the population of Arizona is "non-minority", but 85% said it's good for minorities.


arizonanewtimes.com
arizonanewtimes.com

@lisalisanoneya Do you love or hate bank robbers? How about drug dealers, do you love or hate them? And how about terrorists -- do you love or hate them?  If you are for our illegal immigration laws to be ignored how about excusing all other criminals too?  If I understand you right, you think that disliking ILLEGAL aliens is hate?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@valleynative  ... so AT LEAST 40% of the non-minority population of AZ says it's good for minorities.



fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay @arizonanewtimes.com  


If we stopped the welfare, the food stamps and all of the entitlements on everyone that truly does not need it and  declare WORK OR STARVE, all work would get done.


Needing Mexico to perform our labor is a fallacy.  

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@fishingblues ... whines the gutless shitsucking cunt who would WORK or STARVE impoverished CHILDREN.


Grab another broken bottle and ram it up your ass sideways, you vile lowlife puke.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay @fishingblues  


The donkey, tiring of continually getting his ass kicked, lashes out by sniping, scratching and biting like the little pussy he is.  


Golly stinky, did you lose your temper?  You little shit-stain you.  

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@fishingblues ... the primary benefactors of Food Stamps and other "welfare" are CHILDREN, you vile shitsucking sociopath.


Only a gutless cowardly cunt like you would STARVE CHILDREN to exact some perverse hateful retribution upon their parents.


Now go fuck yourself in the ass with a broken bottle, you lowlife scumbag.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay @fishingblues  


Damn, no kidding.  So "sociopathic fascist" is YOUR definition of personal responsibility and self-reliance?   


You are certainly a twisted little communist, aren't you stinky?  

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@fishingblues "and  declare WORK OR STARVE, all work would get done"


Spoken like a true sociopathic Fascist.


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fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay @fishingblues  


The donkey boy  ---- the result of the unholy union of a Tijuana Mexican street whore and a sex show donkey.


And you want to bring up family?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@valleynative @DonkeyHotay @arizonanewtimes.com  


Denying your abject bigotry, racism and hatred is a cowardly way for you to avoid evolving as a human being.


Most people are smart enough to see through your pathetic charade.


That you seem to think your vile repugnant prejudice, hatred and bigotry isn't obvious for all to see shows just how deluded and sick you really are.



valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay @arizonanewtimes.com 

Pretending that everybody who disagrees with you on any topic is filled with hatred and bigotry is a childish attempt to avoid serious discussion of issues you don't really understand.

Most people are smart enough to recognize that.

The fact that you seem to think that it works just shows everybody how foolish you really are.


valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay @valleynative 

There's nothing logical, reasonable, nor civil about your assertion that I hate minorities.  I've said absolutely nothing to support that nonsense.

Cite an example if you disagree.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@valleynative ... there's nothing logical, reasonable nor civil about your repugnant bigotry and vile hatred of minorities.



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