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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-01-06 08:37 PM
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28. All the Latino-owned businesses were closed today.
'Day Without Immigrants' impacts school attendance

Rich Van Wyk/Eyewitness News

Indianapolis, May 1, 2006 - Monday's immigrant boycott didn't stop at work. It reached all the way into inner-city schools. Indianapolis Public School administrators said the absence of Hispanic children was surprising and disturbing.

Empty desks told the story Monday as hundreds of inner-city Latino families kept their children home from school. At IPS 90, nearly one-third of the Spanish-speaking students - 80 of them - were absent.

"I wish they were here," said Principal Gregory McDermott.

While half of the nearly 500 children in the west side school are Hispanic, at IPS 90 there are children from Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Nigeria, Germany and China - about 47 different countries in all.

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  -How did the boycott affect YOU today? TygrBright  May-01-06 04:43 PM   #0 
  - Didn't notice  Fredda Weinberg   May-01-06 04:46 PM   #1 
  - No effect on me in Northern Ohio, just outrage and disgust.  partylessinOhio   May-01-06 04:46 PM   #2 
  - ummmm yes. nt  LiberalVoice   May-01-06 04:47 PM   #4 
  - Yes, but would they make demands  igil   May-03-06 08:56 AM   #53 
  - They can't, they would be illegal there...  Solo_in_MD   May-01-06 05:52 PM   #16 
  - So it's an outrage  Orangeone   May-01-06 07:44 PM   #21 
  - Many of those demonstrating are Americans, and not all from Mexico  IndianaGreen   May-01-06 08:30 PM   #27 
  - Forgot about it except when I saw CNN feed as part of my job...  candice   May-02-06 12:45 AM   #37 
  - You'll probably see the effects later... in meat price hikes.  displacedtexan   May-02-06 06:08 AM   #40 
  - Not at all.  seriousstan   May-01-06 04:46 PM   #3 
  - Less traffic, less crowded stores. It was great!  IndyJones   May-01-06 04:49 PM   #5 
  - Here's how...  madame defarge   May-01-06 04:50 PM   #6 
  - traffic was lighter than usual. otherwise nada.  bullimiami   May-01-06 04:50 PM   #7 
  - The march in Denver affected me  Roon   May-01-06 04:52 PM   #8 
  - Not at all but I am a shut in.  DanCa   May-01-06 04:52 PM   #9 
  - Though I live in an area with a significant immigrant population ...  etherealtruth   May-01-06 04:53 PM   #10 
  - Didn't notice.....  Sammy Pepys   May-01-06 04:54 PM   #11 
  - nada  trof   May-01-06 04:56 PM   #12 
  - In this northern suburb of Chicago  Robbien   May-01-06 04:58 PM   #13 
  - My husband's job shut down...  silverlib   May-01-06 05:51 PM   #14 
  - I've been at work, ate at my desk.  ronnykmarshall   May-01-06 05:51 PM   #15 
  - Not at all  Solo_in_MD   May-01-06 05:53 PM   #17 
  - I boycotted except for my Metro card  AndreaCG   May-01-06 06:35 PM   #18 
  - Ate at the office, wore a white tee shirt, didn't buy gas or shop  valerief   May-01-06 06:35 PM   #19 
  - Today was an interesting day  justabob   May-01-06 06:40 PM   #20 
  - Not at all. Traffic was as bad as usual this morning, everything was open,  greyhound1966   May-01-06 08:01 PM   #22 
  - Nothing going on in s. cen. PA. today.  amandabeech   May-01-06 08:02 PM   #23 
  - None in my part of Texas.  NativeTexan   May-01-06 08:10 PM   #24 
  - I live in Houston and was out and about all day, everything was open.  texanwitch   May-01-06 08:21 PM   #25 
  - We Get a Lot of Mexicans...  tlsmith1963   May-01-06 08:26 PM   #26 
  - All the Latino-owned businesses were closed today.  IndianaGreen   May-01-06 08:37 PM   #28 
  - Not very much.  Llewlladdwr   May-01-06 09:04 PM   #29 
  - Nada.  0007   May-01-06 09:06 PM   #30 
  - zero effect  greendog   May-01-06 09:11 PM   #31 
  - Actually it was a very educational day, I discovered the true impact.....  Minnesota Libra   May-01-06 09:50 PM   #32 
  - the mexican restaurant across the street was closed  LifeDuringWartime   May-01-06 11:26 PM   #33 
  - We didn't have anything going on in our town.  alfredo   May-01-06 11:37 PM   #34 
  - Nada (n/t)  Triana   May-02-06 12:03 AM   #35 
  - It showed in ways mostly small, but noticeable.  djmaddox1   May-02-06 12:22 AM   #36 
  - not at all n/t  DeaconBlues   May-02-06 01:36 AM   #38 
  - No affect here, sorry.  Nadienne   May-02-06 01:55 AM   #39 
  - Didn't affect me in the least. In fact, the traffic was lovely.  RebelOne   May-02-06 06:22 AM   #41 
  - 50% of my hispanic students stayed home.  LWolf   May-02-06 06:35 AM   #42 
  - No effect at all but then again  MelliMel   May-02-06 06:43 AM   #43 
  - The boycott effected me internally.  magnolia   May-02-06 07:08 AM   #44 
  - There was a boycott/walk out yesterday?  D__S   May-02-06 08:13 AM   #45 
  - Here in Omaha they say a couple of thousand marched.  acmavm   May-02-06 08:30 AM   #46 
  - I live in a country where May 1 is a national holiday  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   May-02-06 03:28 PM   #47 
  - The usual folks that wait on me weren't at Starbucks  AllieB   May-02-06 03:32 PM   #48 
  - Little to No Impact about 40 minutes from DC -  lynne   May-02-06 05:41 PM   #49 
  - I didn't notice anything  Nikia   May-02-06 06:48 PM   #50 
  - There was a boycott today????  The Straight Story   May-02-06 10:06 PM   #51 
  - Herndon Tuesday Election  Virginian   May-02-06 11:30 PM   #52 
  - Traffic on the freeways was lighter than usual for a Monday  slackmaster   May-03-06 09:09 AM   #54 
  - Every place we went was open and well staffed  flblu2   May-03-06 09:32 AM   #55 

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