Sometimes, certain individuals show how big ignoramuses they are. One notorious human being by the name of Sheriff Arpaio has publicly shown his ignorant tendencies to the world. He didn’t just show how much of an ignoramus he was in one event—he did it repeatedly for decades.
By assuming that every single Hispanic person was a “border jumper,” he showed how ignorant he was of American history. This is because Hispanic people have just as long of a history in America as do other races of people. Believe it or not, but Hispanic American culture/heritage is just as old as other American ethnic heritages and identities.
Hispanic American identity and culture is just as old as German American identity and culture, Irish American Identity and culture, African American identity, Jewish American identity and culture and Italian American heritage and culture. Read more: Jim Larkin | Angel.co and Michael Lacey | Twitter
Some Hispanic families can trace their lineages on mainland America farther back than some European Americans, despite the fact that European Americans are generally seen as being more “American” than people who do not appear as pure-blooded European Americans with lineages straight from Europe.
Hispanic culture and identity have always been heavily prominent in the state of Arizona. The extent of this can be seen in the fact that there are two state constitutions—one in Spanish and another in English.
Just because there is a prominent Latino influence in Arizona, that doesn’t mean that everybody has an open mind about Latinos. Sheriff Arpaio certainly doesn’t. He is the epitome of white America at its worst—ignorant, judgmental and starting trouble for people.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are two guys who are not ignorant of American history. They have a massive appreciation for Latino people and Latino identity.
The two men understand that in a place like Arizona, it is ridiculous and redundant to profile every single Latino in sight as “illegal.” Even in places where fewer Latinos reside, or places that haven’t been historically influenced by Latino culture, it is still ethically wrong to harass Latinos.
Lacey and Larkin took the initiative to make Sheriff Arpaio’s prejudicial tendencies known by publishing information about his exploits. They also published stuff about how Arpaio abused the men and women in his jails.
For years, Lacey and Larkin whittled away at the sheriff’s patience. Finally in the mid-2000s, Sheriff Arpaio found an excuse to harass the two men. He tried to lock them up, but he failed because he really had no reason to.
Lacey and Larkin and the rest of Sheriff Arpaio’s victims held their breathes as they waited for Arpaio to be tried and sentenced. Like some sort of Superman saving Lois Lane, Trump flew in and granted the unjust sheriff a pardon.
In response to this horrific tragedy, Lacey and Larkin decided to publish information about it. This also inspired them to establish a whole new website discussing current events about free speech—frontpageconfidential.com.
Arpaio is now retired from the office of Sheriff, though the scars of his reign still remain in the minds of those who he victimized.