Those arbiters of mainstream America, musicians and artists, are at it by speaking out against Arizona's illegal immigrant law and organizing boycotts of Arizona while some are refusing to perform there.
Check out this paragraph from the L.A. Times regarding this activism and ask yourself if the author just beamed down from another planet.
While opinion polls indicate that most voters in the U.S., including California, are deeply deeply divided over the Arizona law, it's doubtful that groups like Ozomatli and Rage Against the Machine need worry about alienating members of their multicultural, politically left-leaning fan bases. In a statement released this week, De la Rocha expressed concern that Arizona's SB 1070 could lead to fans of the group being "pulled over and harassed … because they are brown or black, or for the way they speak, or for the music they listen to."
If by deeply divided over Arizona's law, they mean that 69% of Americans favor it, then by all means this country is deeply divided.
And about those boycotts? Rasmussen found that 68% don't like the idea of boycotting Arizona while only 14% (which most likely accounts for the fan base of the bands/artists either calling for a boycott and/or refusing to play in Arizona) are in favor of it.
Do you think that perhaps reporting like this is the reason why the future of newsies is on the ropes? Don't sweat it, L.A. Times... help is on the way.