I have to give whoever thought of a "A day without latinos" some credit. It is a remarkably effective exercise in demagoguery and obfuscation. It seeks to equate the idea that the United States should care about who gets to cross its borders - an idea that has been important to virtually every nation-state at every time - with racism. In our culture, calling someone a racist - whether it be Al Sharpton or Ann Coulter, Charlie Sykes or Eugene Kane - is to tell them to shut up.
I'm fairly moderate on immigration, but this is an astonishing bit of silliness. In today's Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, you have Patrick Cudahy, a local meatpacking firm, apparently supports the sentiment. It doesn't surprise me that the company is in favor of increasing the supply of cheap labor. What is rare is this opportunity for it to do well and claim to be doing good.
Note: An earlier draft of this post suggested that Cudahy was encouraging its workers to stay home. It has not.