UPDATE, 10:37am: And here’s a telling quote from a PSU prof from a Times Leader story on the same topic.
A Penn State professor claims Hazleton’s ordinances embolden people with a predisposition to prejudice to act on their feelings and serve as a rallying point for hate groups.
“Look at the rhetoric of these ordinances and their emphasis on protecting Americans from the influx of undesirable outsiders,” said Amir Marvasti, an assistant professor of sociology at the Altoona campus. “It’s not very different from the language of hate groups and their obsessions with preserving the purity of the white race.”
Andy in Harrisburg