Friday, April 20, 2018
The Anti-Mexico and Anti-Mexican Narrative is Tired and Wrong
In a study released from generally conservative SMU and its Texas-Mexico Center at Southern Methodist University, researchers find that “Far from taking jobs away from Texans, Mexicans are helping create additional employment opportunities, providing valuable labor for a growing economy and helping the deepening integration with Mexico.” (https://www.dallasnews.com/business/economy/2018/04/19/mexicans-help-create-not-take-jobs-away-texans-smu-study-says”.
In spite of the Trump rhetoric about the harms of Mexico and all things Mexican, “As many as 1 million jobs in Texas are attributed to trade with Mexico. GRUMA alone generates about 1,000 direct jobs and more than 4,500 indirect jobs in the north region.”
Additionally, the study calls for “freer immigration” across the border with Mexico. It is time the anti-Mexico narrative was relegated to the dustbin of racist history.