Musician Carlos Santana bashed Georgia's HB87 in an awards ceremony at Turner Field over the weekend. During a pregame ceremony at the Major League Baseball’s fifth annual Delta Civil Rights Game that paid tribute to those who fought for civil rights Santana came to receive MLB’s Beacon of Change award. Santana then said Atlanta and Arizona should be ashamed for having immigration bills that have been called racially motivated and that Georgia's Latin workers should boycott. He also said he was giving voice to the invisible.
Remember, HB87 is not going into effect until July 1, 2011, so even though it is signed it is not going to be implemented immediately. Also, several law suits are under way to stop it from being implemented.
I will keep posting later this week about what HB87 means to everyday people.