Where Are the Auto Companies?
The State of Alabama is once again in the headlines because of its anti-immigration policy. With the de facto legalization of racial profiling, police officers can detain anyone they may suspect of being an illegal immigrant. And while many in the community are outraged by this extreme measure, foreign automakers have been surprisingly (and sadly) silent on the matter. This is troubling for obvious reasons because any person who is not an American citizen now has a target on them. Now, companies like Daimler AG, Honda and Hyundai are now being called to take a stance. By remaining out of the conversation, these companies are advocating support for a racist and draconian law.