Comment of the Day

Reader: Why Are There No White People on My Corner Wanting to Pick Fruit and Clean Toilets?

Our post about the comment barrage that greeted a CBS4 post about 524 non-citizens who were accidentally given the wrong drivers licenses led to a comment barrage on this site, as well. The discussion often touched on issues of race, with this reader making his point with an unusual observation.

See also: Non-Citizen Drivers License Story Prompts Brutal Immigration Comments

Scott McMahon writes:

When white people are on the corner waiting to pick fruit, or clean toilets will the "Mexicans stealing my job" argument be valid. And that goes for whether you are pro-immigration or not. Mexicans aren't stealing jobs.

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