It has been a long hot dry waterless summer in Siskiyou County, California for the Hmong people because of a county ban to withhold trucked-in water deliveries to illegal Hmong cannabis farmers.
The Hmong have been getting ‘it’ from all sides of the proverbial pond as the expression goes. Here in California the Hmong have been singled out as the group who are being deprived of water in Siskiyou County. And in Laos the Hmong are being persecuted.
Racism takes on many behaviors. A new behavior has crept into the conservative mindset of late and that is the attempt to withhold water.