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Curious

Mount Hope, KS

#1 Sep 11, 2012
I noticed on the Community Elementary billboard that they are hosting an "Hispanic Night".

What are your thoughts on this?

Personally, I find it disturbing when our schools find the need to target one group within our community. It seems racist to me to host a night that only includes children and their families from one race only. Why not a Chinese, Japanese, Indian, or German night?

This is 2012 and isn't it about time that we quit leaving certain children out and giving other children special priveleges just because of their race?
XXXX

Coffeyville, KS

#2 Sep 11, 2012
I can just hear the outcry if we had a white night. We are the only race that cannot have their own night so yes it is racist.
Whitey

Coffeyville, KS

#3 Sep 11, 2012
Ahhh dont worry about it. Whites are so awesome that we dont need our own "night". Every night is White Night!! Start to worry when we get to the point where we need a specially organized White Night. But I do wonder what hispanic night would be like: Do they rent an old Uhaul and see how many mexicans can fit into the back of it without detection? Do they have roofing or fruit picking contest? I may have to go check this out.
miguel hidalgo

Coffeyville, KS

#4 Sep 11, 2012
you people need to learn some history. on september 16, 1810 a catholic priest in mexico told the spanish crown to f&ck themselves. this started the mexican war of independence. so tell me how this is any different than the american revolution? all peoples who reject oppressive colonial regimes in favor of self-determination need to be celebrated.
Beaner

Coffeyville, KS

#5 Sep 11, 2012
Curious wrote:
I noticed on the Community Elementary billboard that they are hosting an "Hispanic Night".
What are your thoughts on this?
Personally, I find it disturbing when our schools find the need to target one group within our community. It seems racist to me to host a night that only includes children and their families from one race only. Why not a Chinese, Japanese, Indian, or German night?
This is 2012 and isn't it about time that we quit leaving certain children out and giving other children special priveleges just because of their race?
Curious, I think what you say is true from a narrow viewpoint. We all need to remember where we come from and be proud of it but also at the same time be even more proud of the fact that we are all Americans.
Each year at the St. Louis Veiled Prophet Fair there is a community fiesta featuring food vendors from all the diverse ethnicities in the St. Louis area. This gives everyone the chance to rub shoulders with thier neighbors and enjoy a good outing under the St. Louis Arch. If the community elementary did something like that, I think it would be very good for our community. Everyone is a stranger until you meet and get to know them.
wow

Wichita, KS

#6 Sep 11, 2012
they can go back to mexico
ICE

Wichita, KS

#7 Sep 11, 2012
This makes it easier to find illegals.
miguel hidalgo

Coffeyville, KS

#8 Sep 11, 2012
wow wrote:
they can go back to mexico
they wouldn't have to travel far. southwestern kansas was part of spain because of the adams–onis treaty of 1819 (7,500 sq. miles). then southern kansas became part of the mexican state of coahila y tejas in 1821. kansas was explored by the spanish conquistadors in 1541 before any other european power.

but i suppose you knew that already since you are so open-minded and well-read.
Whitey

Coffeyville, KS

#9 Sep 11, 2012
miguel hidalgo wrote:
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they wouldn't have to travel far. southwestern kansas was part of spain because of the adams–onis treaty of 1819 (7,500 sq. miles). then southern kansas became part of the mexican state of coahila y tejas in 1821. kansas was explored by the spanish conquistadors in 1541 before any other european power.
but i suppose you knew that already since you are so open-minded and well-read.
That may be the case but that doesnt mean jack shit now. The injuns were here even before you beaners but that didn't stop us from whopping both of your asses and taking your land. Nice history lesson but it is just that - HISTORY.
miguel hidalgo

Coffeyville, KS

#10 Sep 11, 2012
Whitey wrote:
<quoted text>That may be the case but that doesnt mean jack shit now. The injuns were here even before you beaners but that didn't stop us from whopping both of your asses and taking your land. Nice history lesson but it is just that - HISTORY.
i disagree, my friend. history is not about the past, but about the present. william faulkner understood this when he said that history is not "was" but "is."

kansas has a rich history of indigenous and european peoples. this is at the soul of america. we need to respect diversity as well as celebrate our common likeness.
XXXX

Coffeyville, KS

#11 Sep 11, 2012
Again I repeat, if there were a white day all hispanic and blacks would be up in arms. Hispanics and blacks can both celebrate their heritage but if white man tries it then we are racist.
Beaner

Coffeyville, KS

#12 Sep 11, 2012
miguel hidalgo wrote:
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i disagree, my friend. history is not about the past, but about the present. william faulkner understood this when he said that history is not "was" but "is."
kansas has a rich history of indigenous and european peoples. this is at the soul of america. we need to respect diversity as well as celebrate our common likeness.
Well said and right on the money Miguel. This Beaner is Scotch German descent and like you- all American.

Since: Sep 12

Coffeyville, KS

#13 Sep 11, 2012
XXXX wrote:
Again I repeat, if there were a white day all hispanic and blacks would be up in arms. Hispanics and blacks can both celebrate their heritage but if white man tries it then we are racist.
I remember back in the 80's, I had a black guy working for me, and one day he wore a shirt on Base that said "support black people getting an education"(or something like that). That shirt was considered racist so he had to take the shirt to the Base Commander for his review. The Base Commander authorized him to wear the shirt on Base and said it wasn't a racist shirt. I asked the Base Commander if I get a shirt made up supporting White peoples getting an education, could I wear it on Base? I was told NO because that would be racist.
miguel hidalgo

Coffeyville, KS

#14 Sep 11, 2012
XXXX wrote:
Again I repeat, if there were a white day all hispanic and blacks would be up in arms. Hispanics and blacks can both celebrate their heritage but if white man tries it then we are racist.
what is st patrick's day then? you are simply flat out wrong.
XXXX

Coffeyville, KS

#15 Sep 11, 2012
St. patricks day is a celebration day for a certain Country and decendants, not a celebration of all whites.
You have all black colleges but no all white colleges. What you have to say about this?
miguel hidalgo

Coffeyville, KS

#16 Sep 11, 2012
XXXX wrote:
St. patricks day is a celebration day for a certain Country and decendants, not a celebration of all whites.
You have all black colleges but no all white colleges. What you have to say about this?
this is a result of the 1862 and 1890 morrill acts. blacks were excluded from mostly southern colleges so they created their own colleges. blacks suffered many, many years of disfranchisement, discrimination, and segregation. they did what they needed to survive. also some historically black colleges have 13-25% non-african american enrollment. so when you characterize them as "all black" that is not accurate.
miguel hidalgo

Coffeyville, KS

#17 Sep 11, 2012
Beaner wrote:
<quoted text>Well said and right on the money Miguel. This Beaner is Scotch German descent and like you- all American.
thank you, my american buddy. i would like to give a spanish toast to you:

¡salud, pesetas y amor y tiempo para gozarlos!

this means, "health, money, love and time to enjoy them!"
xxxx

Coffeyville, KS

#18 Sep 11, 2012
You still fail to admit the clamor if we had an all white day, college, etc.
miguel hidalgo

Coffeyville, KS

#19 Sep 11, 2012
xxxx wrote:
You still fail to admit the clamor if we had an all white day, college, etc.
thanksgiving is an "all white day". english puritans committed democide against the wampanoag.

learn some history. and learn some psychology too, in particular, the dunning-kruger effect. i'll sum is up for you it's when people are too stupid to know that they're stupid.
xxxx

Coffeyville, KS

#20 Sep 12, 2012
Wow Miguel, now we have downgraded ourselves to name calling. Jessie and Sharpton would be proud of you .

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