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Apartheid, Arizona Style: To The Left, To The Left

To the left, to the left
All the brown people in the line to the left
We’re the government of Arizona
We’ll violate your rights when we wanna

To the left, to the left,
All the brown people in the line to the left
Show an SSN card or a valid DL
Or you’re going to an Arizona jail . . .

You must not know ‘bout AZ
You must not know ‘bout AZ
We’ll detain brown people in a minute
If there’s any empty cell, they’ll be in it
Baybeee . . .

You must not know ‘bout AZ
You must not know ‘bout AZ
Don’t you ever for a second git to thinkin’
You’re brown and free in AZ . .

-- With apologies to Beyonce

Yours truly has been busier than a two dollar hooker. But with Arizona losing its collective mind, I had to put down what I was doing and speak (or write) my mind.

Isn’t this the same state whose public university refused to give President Obama an honorary degree? The same state that dragged its feet adopting a Dr. King holiday – hell, do they even have a Dr. King holiday yet?

Mind you, I have nothing against the citi…