There are civil rights organizations all over the world. The gamut of human plights seems infinite. Civil rights organizations tend to protect racial groups, ethnic groups, immigrants, genders, laborers, people who work in certain industries, sexual preferences, sexual identities, ideologies, socio-economic groups and religions.
Some of us may have grown up having the false impression that the term “civil rights groups” solely refers to groups that stick up for the interests of racial minorities in Western countries. This misconception is fueled by images of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://michael-lacey.com/ and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey
In reality, everyone has a background, a life story and a plight. A civil rights group can be about anything or anybody. The plight doesn’t even have to be politically correct. If you have a bunch of people rallying around the interests of a specific group whose rights can be stomped on, you technically have a civil rights group.
Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is one of many civil rights groups in the United States of America. They rally around the cause of ending racial discrimination against minorities in America—specifically those who have Latino and immigrant backgrounds.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio was a huge inspiration for the founding of the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund in 2013. As “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” he implemented a number of sadistic policies. In his jails, prisoners were fed food that had gone bad. He also implemented a witch-hunt for illegal aliens that turned into a witch-hunt for people who looked Hispanic.
Sheriff Arpaio’s horrible deeds did not go unnoticed in the eyes of the law. The courts told him to stop witch-hunting Hispanic people. He resumed the witch-hunt, and ended up being accused of criminal contempt for not following the orders of the courts.
In 2017, he was about to hear what his jail sentence was going to be. However, President Donald Trump threw a monkey wrench in the plans of justice by pardoning Sheriff Arpaio before the sentencing hearing. This was a shameful day for America.
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were up in arms over the pardoning. They should have been, because they were once victimized by this bum.
Many other people in America were shocked to hear about the unfortunate pardoning of Sheriff Arpaio, because this man represents the worst, most deplorable side of America—racist, white America. He represents a side of America that is inconsiderate about other people’s feelings—unless those people happen to white, male, cisgender and Christian.
Sheriff Arpaio has to get with the program: America is a salad bowl, and that’s the way it is. It is a fruitless battle to go after minorities, because the only thing that such a pursuit will do is make you look like a jerk or get you into legal trouble.
People who are non-white have just as much of a right to be in the United States as white people.