We have to admit that mass immigration is taking it's toll on the black community. I don't know how many stories I have read that say just that. I know that it has had many affects on the White community too... much more than probably is noted; if you take for instance the number of anti-immigrant organizations that have sprung up all over the country- although I find some more racist; they all mostly lament on how this has taken a toll moreso on us, African-Americans... now whether or not you believe the sincerity of these arguments, it is up to you.... But, it behooves me to understand why we are not more proactive- today- in the face of this. White America is being smart about it.... why are we not? If we are affected- and we are... Whites have law suits against Tyson Chicken... and South Central Bell in FLA... All over California, Whites are taking action against the influx, by moving out of neighborhoods...hell, leaving Cali... if you go to American Patrol.Com, you will find at least 5 of the the websites on the links page are from there.... and immigration has infiltrated the black areas more???? Hell, there is also a group that is suing President Bush for his inaction on this influx... So, why are we not more proactive? I don't mean we have to be racists--- like many Mexicans are about Blacks (again this is superficial on my part, this is just from discussions... and reading).... 1. If you lose your job, sue... you don't blame the immigrant, but the company 2. Refuse to do business where we are not included--- or if it is heavily immigrant (in Oregon, I think, or Seattle--- Whites refuse to buy houses built with mostly or all immigrants (and they are bold enough to say legal or illegal)) 3. Get our kids back in hand; and our communities, and have some say on who comes in... and keep our kids away from people who have ill contentions about them.... 4. Look out for ourselves first.... I'm so tired of us always bringing someone else along for the ride.... for example, I will use the entertainment industry: Spike Lee had to bring Rosie Perez along.... I have read some derogatory things that she has said about Blacks Puffy had to help JLo-- and Black folk still trying to claim her.... they put her on the black beauty list; and she stated that she was not (and she was right!)... they said her music was "black" and the PR said that it was Spanish!!! And I know, we still don't get it.... and no, it didn't bother me about her Nig- reference to Puffy (he acts like one); but come on in the context of the song, and where she grew up etc.... we knew what she meant... John Leguizamo, hangs around, still waiting for his real break, and then as usual it's adios negritos.... And what about all those Hispanics in videos???? Another one; why do Black politicians always include Hispanics with us... you never hear Asians doing that or Whites; not even their "kinfolk" Indians--- why? I mean, to be proactive, does not mean that we have to be racist, or anything like that - we have to look out for number one first- that's us.... We are the only ones talking about coalitioning with other groups... while everyone else is coalitioning with themselves. We have to unite. In everyway, I don't know what is taking us so long to open our eyes to this. Am I off base? What are your suggestions? Can we be proactive, to protect our own interests?