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Posted: Thursday, November 8, 2012 11:50 pm | Updated: 11:54 am, Mon Jan 21, 2013.

Nov. 8, 2012

To the editor:

Most of us understand that all men and women are created equal, no matter what race, beliefs or preferences they may have. And each should be treated accordingly.

However, during this past election, our elected officials decided to discriminate against a whole population of immigrants. Just because one section has a larger amount and can vote all of a sudden gives them more credibility than a Chinese immigrant or a Russian, or say a Ukrainian, or a Filipino or any other immigrant? Based on what? So they did not come from Mexico; does that make them less of a people? Are they to be treated poorly because they do not have the numbers to make a difference in an election?

These people struggle and fight to remain in our country. They give up the rights to see family and friends just to be part of our great country. It is extremely important to them. Why should the very country they wish to part of discriminate against them? And they stand proud to be part of our country and do not ask why their language is not presented as a choice on the phone or when traveling. They accept our language and make adjustments. Yes, an injustice is being done by our elected officials, and we and the people who are being discriminated against are powerless to do anything about it because we do not have the numbers to change an election.

Glenn Johns

Fairbanks

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