via @Colorlines: Today’s Love is for @Dolly_Parton & White Folks Who Aren’t Scared
"The clip above begins with her answering a question about why and how she embraces her gay fans, but Parton migrates into a broader comment on the joy she finds in coming together with all sorts of people she might otherwise fear. “We should be a little more tolerant and a little more accepting and understanding of not just the gays, but other people, minorities. We just don’t have enough love to really live in this world, and we really need to.” Indeed."
Rep. Luis Gutierrez was arrested along with other immigrant rights advocates outside the White House on Wednesday while protesting the Obama administration’s refusal to exert its administrative authority to grant sympathetic immigrants relief from its deportation policies. via Colorlines
via Colorlines: Seth Wessler Talks Deportation and Shattered Families
“The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann” invited Colorlines.com reporter Seth Freed Wessler to discuss the Shattered Families report: “Children are being ripped from the arms of their parents at an alarming rate today in America. 5,000 American children are in foster care today because their parents have been deported. So is this really what Americans want when they call for greater enforcement of our borders? Or has something gone terribly wrong with immigration enforcement?”