My encounter with anti-Latino racism

Sep 29, 2011 Full story: CNN 273

Editor's note: Nick Valencia is a national news desk editor and former head of the CNN Spanish Desk.

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slowjam

Norcross, GA

#310 Feb 22, 2012
Ga missy wrote:
<quoted text> You answered your own question (that you didn't even realize asking) America has more people incarcerated than any other country BECAUSE of people from all over the world being here.
You need to get over yourself and quite blaming the world for the problem you people cause all around the world...especially here in America. Get rid of racism and 99% of the worlds problems will be solved!!!
slowjam

Norcross, GA

#311 Feb 22, 2012
Grob Hahn wrote:
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You're suggesting that Americans don't have a real culture. Are you OK with a group of people coming into your own country, uninvited, and then demanding that everyone cater to their culture? What sense does that make. What you describe as discrimination is people objecting to illegal entry by border jumpers. Name one nation on this planet where you can simply walk across the border and start making your own rules. Where can you walk into a country without being labeled a criminal? Mexico? Nope, anyone who enters Mexico illegally is arrested.
When Mexicans boldly protested in America, waving Mexican flags and taking advantage of our right to free speech, the consequences began to take hold. What you are seeing now is the action finally reaching the street. Even Obama is realizing that getting illegal Mexicans out of the country is what Americans want, especially the black Americans who's jobs have been stolen by these illegal malcontents. You're about to see a substantial change in the way America deals with the border and the people who cross it illegally. Even the Black Panthers are organizing a border patrol!
Grobbbbbbbbb
He's saying that white folk here do not have any culture which is a FACT.

“Reality”

Since: Sep 10

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#312 Feb 22, 2012
slowjam wrote:
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He's saying that white folk here do not have any culture which is a FACT.
Move your @$$ down to the Mexican cesspool and then you'll find out more than you EVER cared to know about culture!
Good one sheep

Fort Worth, TX

#313 Feb 22, 2012
The children are US citizens stupid.
Stupid? Lol, maybe you should try to sneak into Mexico, and try to have a child there. See how far you get before you are thrown in jail, let alone have a child there. Get serious, these people are criminals, this coming from an American who happens to be Mexican, stupid.

“Yet another average white man.”

Since: Jun 11

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#314 Feb 22, 2012
slowjam wrote:
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He's saying that white folk here do not have any culture which is a FACT.

The only "fact" that comes from saying that white people have no culture is that the people making such a foolish claim are racists. Just like YOU.

There is no such thing as a race of people who have no culture. If you really think this is true, you either don't understand what culture even means, or you think that your own culture is superior (another racist trait).
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icouldusesomehel p

Long Beach, CA

#315 Feb 22, 2012
slowjam wrote:
<quoted text>
He's saying that white folk here do not have any culture which is a FACT.
WHITE GEORGIAN'S NO CULTURE?

Are you kidding? They got banjo pickin', spittin', appliance collectin', grade repeatin', war desertin' all sorts of culture.

They used to be great stock car drivers til the Yankees drove 'em off.

“Unchallenged”

Since: Nov 11

Uncommon

#316 Feb 22, 2012
icouldusesomehel p wrote:
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WHITE GEORGIAN'S NO CULTURE?
Are you kidding? They got banjo pickin', spittin', appliance collectin', grade repeatin', war desertin' all sorts of culture.
They used to be great stock car drivers til the Yankees drove 'em off.
Go away homo Joe!

“Reality”

Since: Sep 10

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#318 Feb 23, 2012
Coral Knight wrote:
I thought they had banned that troublemaker!
That would be discrimination... against the mentally challenged!
icouldusesomehel p

Long Beach, CA

#319 Feb 23, 2012
Ga missy wrote:
<quoted text>That would be discrimination... against the mentally challenged!
Now, now, now, honey, the "appliance collectin'" part was purty funny.

Since: Sep 11

Traveling Onward

#320 Feb 23, 2012
The kali klown is as useless as a screen door in a submarine!
icouldusesomehel p

Long Beach, CA

#321 Feb 23, 2012
KnightMoves wrote:
The kali klown is as useless as a screen door in a submarine!
Another pathetically unoriginal post by knightyknight.

Since: May 10

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#322 Feb 23, 2012
slowjam wrote:
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That is not unique and exclusive to just America. There are people from all over the world living everywhere! America is the only one that boasts about it. Yet...look at how the masses are treated.
America has more of her people incarcerated than all the other developed nations of the world!
So much for the "land of the free"
Yes we know there is people living in other places around the world that is not their original place of origin, wow what a great observation you made. It still does not match the hoards of different people that come into the US... for obvious reasons.

>YOU< said
"America has more of her people incarcerated than all the other developed nations of the world"

Where did you get that statistic or is it just a belief of yours? BTW, you incarcerated for a reason you dumb ass. Of course there are some cases where some are wrongfully accused and guilty are not but that is a very small exception to the masses. I love it when people protest the conditions of prison and the bad treatment they supposedly get. They are in there for a reason!!! fuk them, you don't want to go to prison then don't put yourself in a a situation that will. And besides they are treated better than some poor people that are on the outside, they get free healthcare, 3 square meals, education and counciling. So don't give me this bullish!t of you standing up for criiminals.

I'm Hispanic and I've never had a problem with the police. Profiling my ass it's the way you carry yourself and all you idiots who whine about it are self concious... Sorry but that's the truth

“Yet another average white man.”

Since: Jun 11

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#323 Feb 23, 2012
Chavo del eight wrote:
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I'm Hispanic and I've never had a problem with the police. Profiling my ass it's the way you carry yourself and all you idiots who whine about it are self concious... Sorry but that's the truth

EXACTLY! When I did construction work I usually worked in an office and wore a shirt and tie. But when I had to go to the site I looked like any other guy in steel toes and a hard hat. With just a change of clothing the way I was treated by nearly everyone shifted dramatically.

I've had a similar experience driving. When I drive a sports car, I seem to notice more cops. I've even had them follow me VERY closely for miles even though I wasn't breaking the law in any way. When I'm driving a 4-door this never happens.

People who ignore these obvious perception issues spend their time whining about them when reality slaps them in the face. While I may not know a thing personally about a young woman who has more metal sticking out of her face than a snow tire, I am positive I don't want her serving me food or watching my children. I'm the same way about people covered in tattoos. A few are one thing, being a walking billboard is another.

Why? Because I know for a fact that it wasn't a doctor who installed all that metal and ink. It was some dork sporting that "Haven't bathed in a few days or shaved in a week" look (because looking grungy is SO cool).

So when people go out of their way to look like criminals, why should they be surprised when they are treated like potential criminals? When I'm dressed like a bum, for yard work etc, and I go into a store, I am not shocked when store employees follow me around. It's human nature to sort these things out.

Sure you have a "right" to look any way you want, that's the beauty of America. But be ready for the consequences. Human nature isn't going to be changing no matter what laws are passed. We have been acting like this for thousands of years. Trying to rush the process only creates frustration and anger.

Thanks for your post though, it's nice to see some genuine reality here sometimes.
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