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sledgehammer Donating Member (774 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 03:34 PM
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25. No and yes
There is a lot of criticism of China. There's a huge anti-Walmart crowd on DU, a huge reason being the fact that they import nearly everything from China. There's a lot of criticism whenever a US company opens a plant in China (or any other country for that matter).

But your last statement definitely has some truth to it. The IT industry is, I believe, the first white collar industry to get significantly affected by immigration/offshoring/outsourcing/etc. So a huge chunk of America's workforce now feels vulnerable, regardless of field. Hence, the massive push against legal skilled immigrant labor (as well as outsourcing/offshoring/etc).

And because the IT industry has been focused on India and Indians, the feelings against India/Indians runs high. And yet many of these same people will question why some lower-income southern agricultural family has strong emotions when it comes to Mexico/Mexicans, and will be quick to point them out as culturally ignorant xenophobes.
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