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Hispanics Join Civil Rights March on Washington

There are 274 comments on the Hispanically Speaking story from Aug 25, 2013, titled Hispanics Join Civil Rights March on Washington. In it, Hispanically Speaking reports that:

Hispanics joined forces with African-Americans on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington during which, among other issues, they again pressured Congress to pass a comprehensive immigration reform .

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“Sombrero Galaxy”

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#210 Aug 28, 2013
Brenda besson wrote:
<quoted text> no they dont,they have no civil rights.they are illegal hello.you can not compare the two.
Most Hispanics are not illegal.
bob

Phoenix, AZ

#211 Aug 28, 2013
emperorjohn wrote:
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Most Hispanics are not illegal.
What civil rights don't you have ??? You are spoiled !!!!!!!!!! You even have minority preference . And welfare for breeding .Americas not Kissing your arse .
Mayela

Atlanta, GA

#212 Aug 28, 2013
Harbinger in More Than One Way

Latin-American leaders point out parallels between the Mendez case and Brown v. Board of Education, which ended legalized school segregation for African-Americans.

Like Brown, which was decided nine years later, the Mendez ruling found that the policy of having "separate, but equal" schools was not justified. When the school district appealed, one brief filed in support of Mendez was written by Thurgood Marshall, the NAACP lawyer famous for arguing Brown v. Board of Education.

Coincidentally, the governor of California at the time of Mendez was Earl Warren, who would become chief justice of the Supreme Court and write its decision on Brown.

While Mendez v. Westminster may not be as well-known as other landmarks in the history of American civil rights, commemoration events are planned throughout the year and around the country to mark its 60th birthday. In Tennessee -- far from the Orange County courthouse -- the State House of Representatives passed a proclamation commemorating the anniversary.

State Rep. Brian Kelsey, who is participating in racial reconciliation events in Memphis says the Mendez case has an important lesson to teach other states today.

Kelsey told ABC News: "In Tennessee, we are just now gaining the Latino population that California and other border states achieved 50 or 60 years ago, so it's important for our students to understand the history of the civil rights struggles that Latinos faced."

He added, "The Mendez case highlights the commonality of the civil rights struggles of Latinos and African-Americans. I'm hopeful this event will ... move this city forward in its race relations."
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#213 Aug 28, 2013
Juan wrote:
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These brats are called citizens and deserve all the help we can get.
Deserve??? What they deserve are parents who take full responsibility for their care and feeding. If they can't afford to do so, then they should refrain from having more until they are at a place where they can. Having babies and expecting a foreign government to care for their young is really despicable. The fact is that the parents benefit more from the hand-outs than the kids do, and that's even more despicable. Where do YOU fit in this scenario????

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#216 Aug 28, 2013
Just put up a sign saying no Latinos allowed.
bob

Phoenix, AZ

#217 Aug 28, 2013
Brainiac2 wrote:
Just put up a sign saying no Latinos allowed.
No , illegals allowed !!!!! Im pretty sure there are no trespassing signs on the border . Guess you cant read .

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#219 Aug 28, 2013
Brenda besson wrote:
They did not join forces with them,they just marches ,thats what they do,march march march. I dont know who these people are kidding,they are all illegals.just like the stupid muslims who are marching on 9/11.if we had a real president he would have said oh no you cant march on that day.he is not only crazy,he is also not respectful.muslims marching on 9/11 lol we know where all these illegals are trying to go.go home and pray to allah.
Not every hispanic or muslim is illegal.
bob

Phoenix, AZ

#220 Aug 28, 2013
Imgreat wrote:
<quoted text> Not every hispanic or muslim is illegal.
So , Why do they need to march ??? Shouldn't they be working ????? That a lot of people .
Mayela

Atlanta, GA

#221 Aug 28, 2013
Dear Mexican,

Whenever I have an immigration debate with my Chicano hermanos who support open borders and get angry at any type of immigration control, they don't seem to understand the basic laws of economics, such as the fact that migrant workers who pick fruit, work in construction and do other blue-collar jobs can never demand wage increases as long as a steady flow of their friends keeps coming up from the homeland. Will somebody please remind them that Cesar Chavez was against illegal immigration because it ruined his union's chances of controlling the labor market, unionizing and demanding better pay?

El Confused-o Gringo-o

Dear Gabacho,

I will! Yes, Virginia: Not only was Cesar Chavez against illegal immigration, not only did he speak out against the Mexican invasion before Congress, not only did United Farm Workers members monitor the United States-Mexico border à la the Minutemen, but Chavez even sicced la migra on the undocumented from time to time. The curious case of Chavez and his evolving views on illegal immigration is best explained in University of California, San Diego professor David G. Gutierrez's 1995 book, Walls and Mirrors: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the Politics of Ethnicity. There, the good profe documents how the position of the union leader regarding illegal immigration changed under pressure from Chicano yaktivists.

Know Nothings love to repeat Chavez's initial hatred of open borders, so much so that a page on the UFW's Web site now claims Chavez was against scabs, not illegal immigration, despite reams of evidence to the contrary. But pointing out Chavez's original opposition to illegal immigration as validation of one's anti-immigrant views while disregarding his Aztlanista tendencies is like homophobes basing their bigotry on the Old Testament while not bothering to follow the Nazarene's insistence on loving thy neighbor. Confused-o Gringo-o: find a better icon to cherry pick for your rhetorical needs — unless you believe in the supremacy of la raza above everyone else, that is.
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Mayela

Atlanta, GA

#222 Aug 28, 2013
List of Slave-holding Presidents

1) George Washington, 1st President, Virginia
2) Thomas Jefferson, 3rd, Virginia
3) James Madison, 4th, Virginia
4) James Monroe, 5th, Virginia
5) Andrew Jackson, 7th, South Carolina/Tennessee
6) Martin Van Buren, 8th, New York
7) William Henry Harrison, 9th, Virginia
8) John Tyler, 10th, Virginia
9) James K. Polk, 11th, North Carolina
10) Zachary Taylor, 12th, Virginia
*) James Buchanan, 15th, Pennsylvania
11) Andrew Johnson, 17th, North Carolina
12) Ulysses S. Grant, 18th, Ohio
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#223 Aug 28, 2013
Imgreat wrote:
<quoted text> Not every hispanic or muslim is illegal.
You are beating a dead horse.

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#224 Aug 28, 2013
bob wrote:
<quoted text>No , illegals allowed !!!!! Im pretty sure there are no trespassing signs on the border . Guess you cant read .
I read you just fine.
PDX Dave

Portland, OR

#226 Aug 28, 2013
okay why are they called "Hispanics"? There is no H in "Mexican"!

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#227 Aug 28, 2013
Mexicans have always been a great source for CHEAP labor because no one else will work for such little pay and under such harsh working conditions. Who do you think is breaking their backs picking your fruits and vegetables? Who is building your brand new house right now? You can drive by, take a look at almost any random construction site, you will see Mexicans sweating like burros to give you a roof over your head and trust me, they ain't makin' much! Mexican women are also a great source of labor because they will provide cheaper child and elderly care then your local day care center or old folk's homes. Besides, you don't want to change your parent's diapers or pay an arm and a leg for a baby sitter do you? Now, what American jobs do you think they are taking out from under you? Do you really think they are working for large corporations and taking all your money? No! They are only taking the jobs that everyone else is too sophisticated to work

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#228 Aug 28, 2013
PDX Dave wrote:
okay why are they called "Hispanics"? There is no H in "Mexican"!
Hispanic is a culture any nationality that speaks spanish can be considered hispanic.

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#229 Aug 28, 2013
LANDMINE THE BORDER wrote:
DEPORT all of these illegal s hitskins and their anchor brats!
Take cover! There's a shit-seeking missile headed your way!

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#230 Aug 28, 2013
Brainiac2 wrote:
Just put up a sign saying no Latinos allowed.
Paste it on your outhouse wall, so all your fellow quadrupeds can see it.
spud

United States

#231 Aug 28, 2013
Imgreat wrote:
<quoted text>Hispanic is a culture any nationality that speaks spanish can be considered hispanic.
I agree with the post but why do you give yourself such an egotistical name?
Buck Toothed Billy

Harrisburg, PA

#232 Aug 28, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Paste it on your outhouse wall, so all your fellow quadrupeds can see it.
Researchers establish link between racism and stupidity ucanews.com
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That explains why this simian can only snarl, growl, bark and grunt and occasionally mindlessly grimace
bob

Phoenix, AZ

#233 Aug 28, 2013
Brainiac2 wrote:
Mexicans have always been a great source for CHEAP labor because no one else will work for such little pay and under such harsh working conditions. Who do you think is breaking their backs picking your fruits and vegetables? Who is building your brand new house right now? You can drive by, take a look at almost any random construction site, you will see Mexicans sweating like burros to give you a roof over your head and trust me, they ain't makin' much! Mexican women are also a great source of labor because they will provide cheaper child and elderly care then your local day care center or old folk's homes. Besides, you don't want to change your parent's diapers or pay an arm and a leg for a baby sitter do you? Now, what American jobs do you think they are taking out from under you? Do you really think they are working for large corporations and taking all your money? No! They are only taking the jobs that everyone else is too sophisticated to work
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They take any job that will hire them. At a low wage . Too undercut others ie factory ,assembly. Not every America can get a desk job . Americans built America construction wise until illegals showed up and drove the wages down. Any one that hires an illegal to take care of their family members is stupid .What are they going to do when they get deported overnight ???

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