BC: The End
FC: 3 Key Concepts By: Erin Dahmes
1: White Privilege Immigration Homelessness
2: White Privilege | I was taught to see racism only in individual acts of meanness, not in invisible systems conferring dominance on my group | I can be sure that if I need legal or medical help, my race will not work against me.
3: I wonder if white people even know how lucky they are to be white | I can turn on the television or open to the front page of the paper and see people of my race widely represented. | I do not have to educate my children to be aware of systemic racism for their own daily physical protection.
4: Myth: Most immigrants are here illegally. Fact: Of the more than 31 million foreign-born people living in the United States in 2009, about 20 million were either citizens or legal residents. Of those who did not have authorization to be here, about 45 percent entered the country legally and then let their papers expire | Myth: Undocumented immigrants don't pay taxes but still get benefits. Fact: Undocumented immigrants pay taxes every time they buy things. They also contribute to property taxes.
5: Immigration | Myth: Immigrants have “anchor babies”—children who allow the whole family to stay. Fact: According to the U.S. Constitution, a child born on U.S. soil is automatically an American citizen. But immigration judges will not keep immigrant parents in the United States just because their children are U.S. citizens. | Myth: Anyone who enters the country illegally is a criminal. Fact: Unlawful presence in the country is a civil offense and is, therefore, not a crime. The punishment is deportation.
6: "I feel like it is MY fault my family is homeless" -A young girl
7: Homelessness | 2 Million children are homeless in the United States. | 1034 children in Sioux Falls are homeless | Families are being split up. | Many are just like us but they just did not have a safety net. | Many have jobs but are unable to catch up.