Public Enemy: By the Time I Get to Arizona

Sadly, almost 20 years later, this song is as relevant today as it was in 1991, when Arizona officials rejected a federal MLK holiday in this state. Now Arizona is back in the political spotlight for all the wrong reasons after the governor signed a bill that all but welcomes racial profiling under the guise of tough immigration reform.

I’m not one to take much of a public political stance, but this is shameful and embarrassing. I can only imagine what people who have never been to Arizona must think of it. Perhaps something like Chuck D. envisioned in 1991 …

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