Latinos Attack PBS for WWII Series

Jan 27, 2013 Full story: Time 53

A group of Latino American soldiers pose for a group portrait after landing on Cebu Island, Philippines, near the end of World War II.

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Martin Nuke

Parañaque, Philippines

#1 Jan 27, 2013
**yaawwwnnn* what next? peking-canadian will start to want their ho grandma to be portrayed in ww2 too? showing the world how 'helpful' their grandmas were to the soldiers hehehe

Since: May 10

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#4 Jan 27, 2013
There are no definitive numbers for what proportion of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II were Latinos.

The D-Day World War II Museum in New Orleans has put the number at 250,000-500,000, but since there was no designation on military forms for Hispanic —only Black and Asian — the real number is hard to determine, museum officials acknowledge. But there is no question Latinos served honorably and bravely.

But Rivas-Rodriguez points out that too often the Hispanic experience has been ignored or reshaped in modern media: The 1960 movie Hell to Eternity was based on the experiences of Navy Cross winner and Hispanic U.S. Marine Guy Galbadon, but when Hollywood told his story, Jeffrey Hunter played him as a blue-eyed Italian-American...

There was no shortage of material if Burns had chosen to include Latino subjects: A quick glance at the University of Texas web site U.S. Latinos and Latinas and World War II reveals the stories of numerous veterans, from farm-worker families in South Texas to famed members of the so-called Aztec Eagles, the 300-member Escuadron 201. The Eagles were an all-Mexican expeditionary force, organized after Mexico declared war on the Axis powers, which trained in the U.S. and then flew combat missions in the Philippines.

Latinos in the American Civil War
http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/latinos-c...

The Hispanic Experience - Contributions to America's Defense

...; the Civil War's best-known Hispanic was the American naval officer, David G. Farragut (1801-1870),.

http://www.houstonculture.org/hispanic/memori...

Hispanic Participation in the American Revolutionhttp://suite101.com/ article/hispanic-participation -in-the-american-revolution-a2 61792

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,... ..

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,...

Since: May 10

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#5 Jan 27, 2013
Hispanic Participation in the American Revolution

http://suite101.com/ article/hispanic-participation -in-the-american-revolution-a2 61792
amc

San Juan, Philippines

#6 Jan 27, 2013
and blah blah blah blah blah

mexicans , all so proud to be members of the murder capital of the world.

WE DID OUR PART. yes, and you are still doing it arent you?
lulu

Satellite Provider

#7 Jan 27, 2013
Mexicans are only good for making nachos
amc

San Juan, Philippines

#8 Jan 27, 2013
lulu wrote:
Mexicans are only good for making nachos
dont eat them if you are in mexico.

Since: Nov 12

United States

#9 Jan 28, 2013
Hold on now I thought the war was fought by Americans,,

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#10 Jan 28, 2013
Rufus Khan wrote:
Hold on now I thought the war was fought by Americans,,
GALVEZ, SPAIN AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Bernardo de Galvez, Spanish hero of the American revolutionary War
Ah, the American Revolution and all those Europeans that came to America to help out. Their statues are found all over Washington D.C. They have been featured on U.S. stamps. Von Steuben ... Pulaski ... Rochambeau ... de Lafayette ...(The Marquis was even made an honorary U.S. citizen!) What about Bernardo de Galvez? Who is he, you may ask. He was the great Spanish hero of the American Revolution. Where are the statues and stamps honoring him? Good luck trying to find them.

When the Declaration of Independence was signed, the Americans realized they would need money to carry out the war. So they sent Franklin (who spoke fluent Spanish. So did Jefferson.) and Dickinson to France and to Spain to try to negotiate some money from those kings. In Spain, they were quickly stopped before they got to Madrid, where it was explained to them that, because England and Spain were not at war, Spain could not help them overtly.

Instead they would funnel this money through, among others, the governor of New Orleans, Bernardo de Galvez. In addition, the King of Spain sent out a "request" to all his subjects in Spain and the Americas that each person contribute two dolares and Indians one dolar to the American cause, which was done.

Before the war was over, Spain would send over 7 million dolares to pay for ammunition, supplies, medicines and uniforms for the Americans.(Yes, that is where the name of our currency came from. The Spanish paid in Turinese Taleres which they pronounced dolares. Since this "vas the money being used to finance the war, the U.S. Congress adopted the dollar as its currency.)
Because the English were blockading the Americans, the American supply ships could not get through.

It was Galvez who solved that problem. Galvez would meet
the Americans in Cuba, "capture" their ships, escort the ships to New Orleans and set them free to go up the Mississippi River to supply the awaiting Americans.(The Western shore of the Mississippi was Spanish and the Eastern shore English until Galvez changed that.) In the meantime, in 1783, Spain finally declared war on England, citing English attacks on Spanish shipping. Immediately, Spain blockaded Gibraltar, and captured the Bahamas and Jamaica, taking those soldiers away from the colonial war. Lt. Gen. Luis Cordoba captured 70 British ships at Espartel Cape.

Galvez went one better. Singlehandedly, he and his men, attacked and captured English Fort Manchac, Fort Baton Rouge, Fort Pan Mure in Natchez, Fort (and city) Charlotte on Mobile Bay, and Fort Barrancas Coloradas and Fort George in Pensacola (including the city of Pensacola) in the South. He was immediately famous throughout the United States and Europe

For this, the king appointed him governor of Florida and Louisiana. Galvez then sent his men up the Mississippi to attack and capture those forts as well. This kept about 14,000 Englishmen from continuing the war. It also prevented the English from attacking the Americans from the South.

Finally, Spain set up a blockade on the American coastline denying passage to the English ships. It is this blockade, which impeded the English from sending reinforcements, and the supplies sent to Rochambeau by Galvez, which forced the victory at Yorktown, ending the war. For this work, Jefferson promised not to claim Florida nor any Spanish lands for its own.

In 1819, Spain will cede Florida to the Americans for a mere 5 million dolares. France will take back the Louisiana territory East of the Mississippi and then sell it to the Americans for another 10 million dolares.

Galvez will be forgotten, remembered only as the one for whom they named Galveston, Texas...
http://www.nmhcpl.org/uploads/GALVEZ.pdf

Since: Feb 09

My Own World

#11 Jan 28, 2013
Well, about 2-3% of the US population was "Hispanic" back then. Do they want Mestizo looking people represented or people want names like Hernandez, Garcia, etc. who look any old way. Do they want people who's ancestors came from Spain represented, from Puerto Rico or will just any Spanish speaking nation do? Does there skin have to be a certain shade of brown or would an African or Asian looking person of an "Hispanic/Latino" national origin do? Do the people represented have to be first generation immigrants who specifically bring out where the "originated" from- or can they be 5th generation or more US people? And those men in that picture look White to me- but then there are White people from "Hispanic/Latino" nations.

:/

Since: Feb 09

My Own World

#12 Jan 28, 2013
Was a US Native American represented? I doubt it. Johnny Cash had to write a song about one, lol.

Since: Feb 09

My Own World

#13 Jan 28, 2013
typo post 11- THEIR skin, not THERE
hmm

Hamilton, Canada

#14 Jan 28, 2013
PBS tells Latinos to go back where they came from.
Tino

San Antonio, TX

#15 Jan 28, 2013
sONE wrote:
Was a US Native American represented? I doubt it. Johnny Cash had to write a song about one, lol.
He did LOL!!

I think he was one of those flag raisers in Iwo Jima

Since: Feb 09

My Own World

#16 Jan 28, 2013
According to census records- "Hispanics/Latinos" were 1.75% of the US population in 1940.

Since: Feb 09

My Own World

#17 Jan 28, 2013
Tino wrote:
<quoted text>
He did LOL!!
I think he was one of those flag raisers in Iwo Jima
Yes, he was. I like that song, lol
Tino

San Antonio, TX

#18 Jan 28, 2013
As for this topic, eventhough im technically a 'Hispanic'(our family have been living here since the US won the Rio Grande) i dont agree that we're obliged to make movies about each ethnicities in America. There's no satisfying them. No matter how much is done it is never enough. People are so hung up on being Irish American , Asian American, Latino American, African American. Can't we all be just plain old Americans? especially if we've never even seen the places our ancestors came from? Honor where you came from but appreciate where you are.

Since: May 10

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#19 Jan 28, 2013
sONE wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, he was. I like that song, lol
Cool song! I also like the songs in his San Quinten and Folsom Prison albums.

Since: Feb 09

My Own World

#20 Jan 28, 2013
Brainiac2 wrote:
<quoted text>
Cool song! I also like the songs in his San Quinten and Folsom Prison albums.
Johnny Cash was awesome.
amc

Quezon City, Philippines

#21 Jan 28, 2013
i am irish. i am AMERICAN 1ST and have never considered calling myself an Irish American.

i may be mistaken , but i dont see or hear of too many Americans of European decent using the terms combining their heritage with American.

it all started when blacks had to have their own identity and thus became afro/americans. such bullshite did nothing to help their image, but rather further polarized regular Americans who have forever been made to placate blacks for enslaving them umteen years ago.

basically it has led to all minorities following suit and it has become fashionable to the point that now Americans of minority decent can and do demand their place in the bright lights in order to get what they want regardless of what it is.

in politically correct America they do get what they want.

consider the filipinos here that are American citizens. they dont want to be called Americans and they dont want to profess any allegiance to America beyond the taking of said oath on the day they become Americans. they are simply users and traitors to America. same as the mexicans who are determined to overthrow America by literally populating it with their seed. their quiet revolution as it were.

filipinos here who are Americans are an insult to America and also to the filipins. traitors to both countries. by their own hand they have no country to belong to. they will never go back to the filipins , but they will attack America until their dying day. same as the mexicans and the same as the blacks who spew their hatred for America.

it seems everyone of them wants to see America fail and collapse as if it would be right and just for the evil Americans to fail and then what?

if America fails and collapses then the whole world fails and collapses, but the small minds of these traitors dont see the forest for the trees.

the day is coming when you will scream and beg to be called an AMERICAN. your just too stupid to see it.
heressssssss kenny

Philippines

#22 Jan 28, 2013
amc wrote:
i am irish. i am AMERICAN 1ST and have never considered calling myself an Irish American.
i may be mistaken , but i dont see or hear of too many Americans of European decent using the terms combining their heritage with American.
it all started when blacks had to have their own identity and thus became afro/americans. such bullshite did nothing to help their image, but rather further polarized regular Americans who have forever been made to placate blacks for enslaving them umteen years ago.
basically it has led to all minorities following suit and it has become fashionable to the point that now Americans of minority decent can and do demand their place in the bright lights in order to get what they want regardless of what it is.
in politically correct America they do get what they want.
consider the filipinos here that are American citizens. they dont want to be called Americans and they dont want to profess any allegiance to America beyond the taking of said oath on the day they become Americans. they are simply users and traitors to America. same as the mexicans who are determined to overthrow America by literally populating it with their seed. their quiet revolution as it were.
filipinos here who are Americans are an insult to America and also to the filipins. traitors to both countries. by their own hand they have no country to belong to. they will never go back to the filipins , but they will attack America until their dying day. same as the mexicans and the same as the blacks who spew their hatred for America.
it seems everyone of them wants to see America fail and collapse as if it would be right and just for the evil Americans to fail and then what?
if America fails and collapses then the whole world fails and collapses, but the small minds of these traitors dont see the forest for the trees.
the day is coming when you will scream and beg to be called an AMERICAN. your just too stupid to see it.
B.S

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