In case ustedes missed it, Kansas State Representative Virgil Peck likened undocumented immigrants to feral hogs today and then backtracked a bit saying he was just joking.
This is precisely the kind of rhetoric that our community and all Americans need to push back against. The humans who toil in the farms and ranches in Kansas, who clean buildings, and more are not animals. It’s one thing to make a joke amongst friends (and even this sort of joke is sick), but it’s another matter to speak freely in a state house Appropriations Committee Meeting likening humans to hogs. While I completely support free speech, this kind of talk coming from legislators fuels an already toxic and inane discourse on immigration, which some argue lead to tragedies like this and this.