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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cassy

Rockford, IL

#89 Mar 11, 2010
yankee your ignorant c.ville was a nice little town back in the day maybe carpentersville just didnt like you their were real people their back then every street looked out for one another I guess were thankful we didnt have people like you in it then!!!
cassy

Rockford, IL

#90 Mar 11, 2010
Mexicans that truly want to be a part of the us should speak english. those that are illegal husband and wife should go back and take the children born to them to mexico also. ones that get deported leave the children with a mother who is illegal and because they have children born in the usa get assistance deport the whole family keep them together. 2 illegals should not be able to come over here and become citizens marry a citizen as it was years ago and then stay!!
wishyouwereme

Vinita, OK

#91 Mar 15, 2010
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.
Okay,first of all you spelled inaccurate wrong ...Second why don't you look at the neighborhoods before and after and maybe you'll understand why people are so fed up with illegal immigrants. They don't speak our language even if they can they won't. They over run our schools and run them down because they don't care enough to try and succeed and I know that because I have seen it first hand. Did you know latinos will take Spanish classes and fail them does that prove my point. If your going to come to America at least make an effort to gain respect and earn what is GIVEN to you. Also the amount of violent gangs in America is the result of our loose borders. And do you really think these people are wrong for being upset that they have been run out of their neighborhoods with the fear that there children would be harmed. But I guess that does not matter to you, but your most likely a snobby college kid, or an illegal yourself. As for the Iraq comment I do agree that that really has nothing to do with our freedom, but i think they were trying to make a point that we have put up with this for so long why don't illegal immigrants give back for all that was HANDED to them. I'll be working harder then ever to support myself and my family while illegal immigrants sit back and enjoy DESTROYING our once great country. And I'm not racist I'm right.
wishyouwereme

Vinita, OK

#92 Mar 15, 2010
Dan wrote:
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.
Thank you! Being Politically correct is the reason this PROBLEM has gotten so out of hand. This is America and we need to take it back. I literally had to move to another state to get away from this flood of illegals, now if you were here legally and you worked for everything you have then welcome to America but the sad fact is... it's never gonna happen because we gave too much freedom to too many people now they are spoiled.
Juan

Huntley, IL

#93 Mar 16, 2010
wishyouwereme wrote:
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Okay,first of all you spelled inaccurate wrong ...Second why don't you look at the neighborhoods before and after and maybe you'll understand why people are so fed up with illegal immigrants. They don't speak our language even if they can they won't. They over run our schools and run them down because they don't care enough to try and succeed and I know that because I have seen it first hand. Did you know latinos will take Spanish classes and fail them does that prove my point. If your going to come to America at least make an effort to gain respect and earn what is GIVEN to you. Also the amount of violent gangs in America is the result of our loose borders. And do you really think these people are wrong for being upset that they have been run out of their neighborhoods with the fear that there children would be harmed. But I guess that does not matter to you, but your most likely a snobby college kid, or an illegal yourself. As for the Iraq comment I do agree that that really has nothing to do with our freedom, but i think they were trying to make a point that we have put up with this for so long why don't illegal immigrants give back for all that was HANDED to them. I'll be working harder then ever to support myself and my family while illegal immigrants sit back and enjoy DESTROYING our once great country. And I'm not racist I'm right.
I need my links card!!!!
White Chick

Alpharetta, GA

#94 Mar 19, 2010
Thanks for all the comments. I am moving to the area and based on the comments, I will not be moving to "C'ville"! Not because there are so many other races in the area, but because there seems to be way too much hatred!!
Uncle Tommy

Addison, IL

#95 Mar 19, 2010
White Chick wrote:
Thanks for all the comments. I am moving to the area and based on the comments, I will not be moving to "C'ville"! Not because there are so many other races in the area, but because there seems to be way too much hatred!!
Good- take your trailer park,skanky ass back to Tennesee! We don't need your kind around here!
Honest truth

San Mateo, CA

#97 Mar 24, 2010
Ok ....u guys takin us 200 years back to the slavery days
T vote

Willowbrook, IL

#98 Mar 26, 2010
(For towns like Carpentersville)what the people in carpentersville should do,the legals if u feel like the cops r racist,the town is shit as well is start voting!vote for the poeple who are going to run ur town u pay taxes might as well rite??instaed of wasting so much money on putting people away maybe we can build are own library,lord knows i needid it when i was young build the city instead of ripping it apart,stop the violence,im telling u,u need 2 get rid of the board trustees!trustees my ass. there building a 2 million doller shed which i doubt theyl use it all on that,u know the ill state,all cuz we diddent vote ur legals b smart and vote these racist people out of our town thats rite r town they have 2 go,they should b asking 4 r vote,and they dont cuz they dont have 2,we gave them the keys to take are uncles and family members away,i saw it coming!
Kilpatty

Sulphur, OK

#99 Aug 8, 2010
I have a solution to fix the problem of illegal immigration from Mexico. The Mexican government has been fighting a drug war for some years now this war is close to the norther border of Mexico (the southern border of Texas). I say we annex Mexico make part of the U.S. get the army to go down there kick ass, take names, and clean up the damn drug war. Then we wouldn't need a damn passport to go to Cancun or Cosumel. HA! Not to mention the illegals will no longer be "illegal". There. fixed the problem in one go. I think that if this did happen I would enlist in the military just so I could take care of one of the major problems in this country. DRUGS!!
bartlett hippie

United States

#100 Aug 9, 2010
You better get used to it. The latino population from Mexico is here to stay! If you think you can change it you are sadly mistaken. The American government got exactly what they wanted. The democrats got their vote and the republicans who own big businesses got cheap labor. No one mentions tho that the US gets lots of oil from Mexico. When Vicente Fox was president of Mexico, Bush made a deal with him that if Mexico provides oil to the US then the US will ignore the border. That is why Vicente Fox kept talking in favor of "open borders". Plus mexico wants thier poor to go to the US so they don't have to put up with them. The majority of illegals just want what everyone else wants; to have a decent life and support their families. But how can you do that on a large scale without disturbing the existing life style? It is a new world and god help us all. We will all need it.
Manny

United States

#101 Jan 5, 2012
okay first of all everyone stop none of you people are right! face it latinos will be majority. i cant stand peple slander on mexicans just cuz the are better workers the most white people. white people are always trying to blame a race. firstit was native americans then black people and finally mexicans! if u white people actually treated us with some damm respect we might try to act like so called americans. if the damm goverment was made of all races we wouldnt be fighting about racism but we go.people.who.are white and only care about white people. and plz dont give me that BS that u voted for obama. white people only.voted for him because they didnt wanna be called racists. And if u dont agree with me call INS like every white man. White People just lazy good for nothing gay fagget republicans.
I love everyone

Algonquin, IL

#102 Jan 6, 2012
we all have to agree that EL Molino's is the best mexican around
9355iii

Mount Prospect, IL

#103 Jan 6, 2012
If Mexico wasn't such a corrupt and unorganized country there wouldn't be an immigrant problem.
From what I understand Mexicans are pretty discriminatory against there own people.If you look like a mountain person and not a Spaniard the upper class really wants nothing to do with you.
As a matter of fact most of the illegals that come to the U.S. look like ugly mountain people.
Oh by the way White people are not lazy they pay most of the taxes so minority's can benefit from there hard work.
If White people are so bad refuse your kids free health care that Illinois provides for children, an also refuse food stamps that's provided by hard working White people.

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