Holy shitloads of fuck!
Driving through Alabama yesterday while on tour, Texas indie rock band Girl in a Coma got pulled over by la Migra. Their crime: Driving While Brown. Seems the Border Patrol agents stopped the band because they saw two Latinas in the front seats, the van had Texas plates, and was “full of luggage.” It was one in the morning. The agent asked them for their papers.
Read the whole story at Ken Burns Hates Mexicans.
I’m trying to meet up with Professor Katynka Martinez to record a podcast discussing the significance of this event. This is BIG and I want to put it in its proper context. Don’t sleep on this one.
Ps. Jimmy Mendiola is my hero.