After undocumented immigrants come here, where do they go? Who do they have to advise them about their rights and the dynamics of the place where they are located?
How are they going to gain social mobility so that they can go up in the ranks of society? Shouldn’t America be the land of opportunity–not the land of people coming here and being impoverished forever? Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey realized these questions when they established the Lacey and Larking Frontera Fund.
The Fund give assets to organizations that advocate for the social mobility of undocumented immigrants. Despite the fact that there are a lot of undocumented immigrants who cross the border who do not come from Spanish speaking countries, it is expected that most do come from Spanish speaking countries. Also, there is a prominent Hispanic cultural presence in Arizona, where the fund exists.
As a result, most, if not all, of the organizations that the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund gives funds to specifically focus on people of Hispanic heritage. Some of the organizations even have Spanish names.
NOW, or the National Organization for Women, is a feminist organization that leans to the left on the political spectrum. They show this by expressing a generally liberal view about women’s issues, as well as views on social media pertaining to other issues that aren’t directly women’s issues.
When it comes to women’s issues they are against the criminalization of girls who are trafficked for sex; they are all for the Equal Rights Amendment, which has not been ratified after having been proposed decades ago; they are all for protecting immigrant rights; they are all for advancing voting rights; and they are all for reproductive justice.
Another organization that struggles for the plight of immigrants’ rights is the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. As a result of living and working in Arizona for so many years, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey saw how immigrants were suffering at the hands of local authorities. Jim and Michael started their fund in order to provide aide to immigrants.
Femen is another feminist organization, though it distinguishes itself from other organizations like NOW by resorting to visually radical means to get their points across.
Their favorite method of protest is sextremism—sporting a bare, painted chest in public while protesting. As one can imagine, this has easily gotten the attention of the world. They protest all over the world. Many times, they crash random, formal events where it seems really odd for a topless woman to come in, passionately screaming.
Black Live Matter keeps on top of issues concerning the Black demographic in the United States of America, as well as Blacks all around the world. They constantly bring up the issue that the world and the United States are run by a Euro-centrist system that puts Blacks at the bottom. Other groups of people are below whites in this system, but still reap some level of privilege from the low status of Blacks.
Black Lives Matter is fueled by consciousness about police brutality against Blacks and events that are considered to be “racist.” The organization is racially mixed, and many people who are involved with it are not Black. If you look at the footage of the Charlottesville rally from August 15th, 2017, a lot of the people chanting “Black Lives Matter” are actually White.
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