quarta-feira, maio 03, 2006

O som da esperança

Whatever the outcome, these events mark a watershed in modern America's view of itself. Some are already describing this year's protests as the Latino equivalent of the black civil rights movement of the 1960s. That may be premature. But the debate raging in America is part of a necessary process by which the US is struggling to see itself as it really is - one increasingly multicultural nation in a world of such nations, not a divinely ordained exception to which normal rules do not apply. There is a long way to go before America's Latinos are accepted as they should be. But the sound of America's protesters is the sound of hope.-The Guardian