On the Mythic But Highly Subjective Notion of "Small-Town Values"

by
Abby Zimet

Residents of a Nebraska meat-packing town have voted to banish

illegal immigrants from jobs and rental homes,
though thank goodness the murky language allows for "casual labor for domestic tasks,"
so apparently they can still mow lawns. Is this Palin's much-touted
"real America"?

"To the Hispanic community (this means) that the
Anglo community is saying they are not welcome here. They thought they
were coming to a small-town community with small-town values." - an
opponent of the new law

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