Small town racism in the midwest

Small town racism in the midwest

There are 94 comments on the VivirLatino story from Oct 3, 2006, titled Small town racism in the midwest. In it, VivirLatino reports that:

A small village in Illinois is "cracking down" on Latino immigrants and declaring English the "official language" of the town, called Carpentersville.

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contessa

AOL

#1 Oct 4, 2006
As a Latina, whose parents immigrated here legally over 50 years ago, I'm fed up with other Latinos who blatantly, openly and defiantly disrespect this nation's laws, customs, rules and norms. I'm fed up with reporters and Latin "media" who consistently take up the position that any law that illegal aliens don't like is automatically "racist". I don't want to live in a town overrun by illegal aliens from anywhere. I don't want to live next door to an overcrowded "de facto" boarding house for illegal aliens. I don't want my small town's quality of life negatively affected because of rampant, uncontrolled illegal immigration. I don't care where the illegal aliens are from, they should not be here. Period. Play by the rules like everyone else or get out. Basta ya!
mex

Carpentersville, IL

#2 Oct 4, 2006
If your so fed up with it well then u move cause weather or not the undocument go the prombem will still be there wich is an over welming population of latinos here in the usa espescially mexicans thats really the issue for the ppl that do not want the undocument. as soon as the undocument leave thell see that the crime the population is still there why cause 85%percent are legal latinos next thing u know there gonna want ppl of hispanic descent to go back to there founders country this is redicalous i am mexican born and raised in the united states very proud to be a latino man but ill be daym if they try to put my ppls down and thats all latinos!!!!! its not wether ppl are illegal its about are language are the color of are skin my parents came to the united states to provide a better life for me wich is what they did but if other ppl wanna come to do the same they will and if other ppl wanna see it as taken over well then fine when the europeon came they took over everything why cause they felt like it so everyone has there moment and i believe there intemidated.
Missing The Old Cville

Delavan, WI

#3 Oct 4, 2006
It is about time! We lived in what used to be a wonderful family oriented Carpentersville, for 18 yrs. We were chased out by the destruction and crime the illegals brought with them. I was in fear for my children whenever they left the house. The schools became battle zones, especially CMS, school buses had to have police escorts, but we dare not say anything because we may hurt their feelings and set the school up for a law suit. WHO CARES? Our children are in danger. We worked hard, paid our taxes and then had to pick up the slack of the neighbors with 4 - 5 families in one home with 10 or more children. Why? Because the building inspector said no one answered the door and they couldn't prove it even though there were 6 cars in the drive and a couple more parked on the lawn.
Enough is enough! Yes fine the crook who is hiring illegals to work under the table so they don't have to pay taxes. Definitely fine the landlord who rents to illegals, and not just a small fine, fine him the amount of yearly taxes the 4 - 5 families should be paying.
This is in NO WAY RACISM - these people are breaking the laws and need to be punished just the same as an American citizen who doesn't pay their taxes or cheats the government.
If they love this country and our freedom so much, let them prove it. Send them to Iraq and let them defend this great country as my family has and is doing and then let them legally claim citizenship, pay taxes, pay for school and medical, learn to speak English (many do but pretend not to), and live one family per home. Let them live the REAL AMERICAN WAY, on their own merit and paycheck, not on mine.
As far as I am concerned, there is way too much hospitality in C'ville, we have all left our homes that we loved and gave them up for these people.
And why should we even have to consider the language, this is AMERICA, AMERICANS SPEAK ENGLISH!!!
Bill

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#4 Oct 4, 2006
You are just wrong sir. This has nothing to do with race or color, it has everything to do with right and wrong. Thats why Mexico will not just allow anyone in. And has very strict immigration laws, more strict than here. The reason is two fold, illigal immigration is wrong and is costing this nation more than it contributes. Secondly alot of illegal immgrants loyalties are not for America, they refuse to assimilate and celebrate their culture they want to retain theirs. Even you said your ppl's. What about america and americans isn't that what we are all supposed to be.
Mayday

Arapahoe, NE

#5 Oct 7, 2006
mex wrote:
If your so fed up with it well then u move cause weather or not the undocument go the prombem will still be there wich is an over welming population of latinos here in the usa espescially mexicans thats really the issue for the ppl that do not want the undocument. as soon as the undocument leave thell see that the crime the population is still there why cause 85%percent are legal latinos next thing u know there gonna want ppl of hispanic descent to go back to there founders country this is redicalous i am mexican born and raised in the united states very proud to be a latino man but ill be daym if they try to put my ppls down and thats all latinos!!!!! its not wether ppl are illegal its about are language are the color of are skin my parents came to the united states to provide a better life for me wich is what they did but if other ppl wanna come to do the same they will and if other ppl wanna see it as taken over well then fine when the europeon came they took over everything why cause they felt like it so everyone has there moment and i believe there intemidated.
I sure would think if you were born and raised in the United States that your 'peoples' would be American citzens of all colors and races. The Europeons did not come and take over everything-read a history book.
If you look around you would notice that the USA is a melting pot of many races. We welcome anyone to the United States as long as they do it legally.
It's very hard to read your post mex. Your grammer and spelling really need help. I'm not sure if you're a child or if you just had a very bad education.
Danny K

Chicago, IL

#6 Oct 8, 2006
I think someone made a mistake in the headline. They should haver used the word " Genocide". It's about as accurate as using the word "racism". I did hear Mexican's using the word "Polack" in a radio interview. Is that the racism they alluding to? What is racist about protecting American citizens-and thier right's? We do still have "Right's"-right? Maybe not for long if SOMETHING isn't done. It doesn't take much common sense to see why Fox News is over-running all other media.
Dan

Catonsville, MD

#7 Oct 8, 2006
Being poltically correct wil destroy America.Illegals must be sent back home.First our borders must be closed.They are a drain on our economy our schools.Many hispanics who have lived in America for over 10 years still don't speak English..It isn't because they are slow learners.They don't want to be Americans they just want our money and our healthcare.
voice of reason

Seattle, WA

#8 Oct 23, 2006
I happened upon these postings, and quit reading them after realizing that no one seems to back up their claims with references. Saying things like "They are a drain on our economy our schools." (nice sentence by they way, maybe you should go back to school) are not only innacurate, they aren't backed up by any reference or statistic.

Another favorite quote I read here: "If they love this country and our freedom so much, let them prove it. Send them to Iraq..." What does Iraq have to do with our freedom? I guess freedom to you means that YOU get to say what someone should have to do to be 'allowed' to live here.

Educate yourself and then comment with something other then your own anecdotal observations or what someone running for office (and looking to keep their job) wants you to believe.
legalatina

AOL

#9 May 4, 2007
mex wrote:
If your so fed up with it well then u move cause weather or not the undocument go the prombem will still be there wich is an over welming population of latinos here in the usa espescially mexicans thats really the issue for the ppl that do not want the undocument. as soon as the undocument leave thell see that the crime the population is still there why cause 85%percent are legal latinos next thing u know there gonna want ppl of hispanic descent to go back to there founders country this is redicalous i am mexican born and raised in the united states very proud to be a latino man but ill be daym if they try to put my ppls down and thats all latinos!!!!! its not wether ppl are illegal its about are language are the color of are skin my parents came to the united states to provide a better life for me wich is what they did but if other ppl wanna come to do the same they will and if other ppl wanna see it as taken over well then fine when the europeon came they took over everything why cause they felt like it so everyone has there moment and i believe there intemidated.
Surely, you jest. If you're an anchor baby, then your post makes sense...you've been taught that your sad plight in life is because of us BAD Americans who pay for your education, who pay for your healthcare, who paid for your free school lunches, free breakfast, Headstart and everything else. Your parents have lied to you about your right to demand anything if you are an illegal alien. Cheaters shouldn't prosper. The rest of us who can hold our heads up high because we came in legally and respect this country, its customs, its laws and its norms have no more tolerance for the likes of you! Do the right and honorable thing...go back to your country and make IT better!
Alexis

Chicago, IL

#11 May 7, 2007
voice of reason wrote:
I happened upon these postings, and quit reading them after realizing that no one seems to back up their claims with references. Saying things like "They are a drain on our economy our schools." (nice sentence by they way, maybe you should go back to school) are not only innacurate, they aren't backed up by any reference or statistic.
Another favorite quote I read here: "If they love this country and our freedom so much, let them prove it. Send them to Iraq..." What does Iraq have to do with our freedom? I guess freedom to you means that YOU get to say what someone should have to do to be 'allowed' to live here.
Educate yourself and then comment with something other then your own anecdotal observations or what someone running for office (and looking to keep their job) wants you to believe.
Thank you very much! I agree! finally someone makes a valid point on here!
luis 4m cville

Sterling, IL

#12 May 8, 2007
to alexis and voice of reason. I agree but they dont listen you should read what they say in other articles they also go off topic and pull crap from there...well u know. i can not believe how hated mexicans are. its....well you should read for yourself. But thats all i hear mexicans nuthing else not even other races.
MOM2

Crystal Lake, IL

#13 Jun 6, 2007
Voice of reason- thank you for an educated response. If Mex looked to see the immingration laws to get into Mexico perhaps he(or she) would seehow difficult it should be. We all understand that life is probably better here but rules are made for a reason. People who immigrate from China or Russia come over by boat with papers they have worked to obtain and enter legally.Our Hispanic immigrants sneak in, have lots of kids to be allowed to stay and then get Medicaid, WIC and the moms get to stay home with the kids. I have worked all my life to keep health insurance and nobody has handed me a thing. And my money stays in this country to help support illegal aliens who are, in effect, stealing from us all.Our anger is misplaced on the Hispanics because they are taking-what is being given out. We should replace this anger back to our own government who comtinues to offer unearned benefits to those who take advantage.
yankee

Bloomingdale, IL

#14 Jun 16, 2007
let me tell you all something about carpentersville- it was a shit hole in the 1960's. crappy little houses that were built in the 1950's and they were already falling apart THEN. big, barely middle income white trash families from chicago and the trailer parks around o'hare field- that's who moved into the new post-war subdivisions in c'ville. paris hilton's grandparents were most definitely NOT there, nor were their friends!

it wasn't norman rockwell then, just like it ain't norman rockwell now. the faces are just browner, that's all!
Former CVille Kid

United States

#15 Jun 17, 2007
It's too late. The Mexicans took over my street in the 80's, that's why my family moved out. My old house looks like crap now.
The thing is, they are going to do this all over the country, it's inevitable.

“MARINE MOM”

Since: Mar 07

PORT HURON

#16 Jun 19, 2007
YOU ARE RIGHT I LIVED THERE WHEN I WAS A KID. AND NOW ITS LITTLE MEXICO. MY MOM STILL LIVES THERE BUT THERES MEXICANS ALL OVER.
yankee

Bloomingdale, IL

#18 Jun 21, 2007
laraza,

good for you and your fellow hispanics! when we gringos are dead and gone, YOU will have to learn CHINESE. that's because they will RULE THE WORLD WITH AN IRON FIST, including carpentersville. and if you all don't submit to the new masters of the world, you'll all wind up being "fertilizer" in the soybean fields....'cuz that's what they do to troublemakers.

“MARINE MOM”

Since: Mar 07

PORT HURON

#19 Jun 21, 2007
go home
Jay Jay

Cary, IL

#22 Sep 19, 2007
u white ppl think that yall innocent! ya gotta get ya heads outta ya asses.... ya just hatin cause them latinos do it betta than yall.... get over it! latinos will soon rule the us side by side w/ us americans..... aint shyt yall can do bout it!
Jay Jay

Cary, IL

#23 Sep 19, 2007
and u act like white ppl are all holy n dont do n e thing wrong! news flash, u whipped us blak folks! look down south, all good 4 nothin white trash. yall just hatin cause we takin ova yo city n yall cant do shyt about it!!!!!
wouldntyobitchas slike2kno

Chicago, IL

#24 Sep 24, 2007
i agree with you jay jay! they, and when i say they, im talking about white people, are so arrogant. they will het whats comming to them, and i cant wait! hahahaha us minor. r gon b whippin them and makin them our bitches!!!!!!

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