Why the GOP will never get the PuertoRican and Mexican American vote

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Puerto RicanAthleteJeer ed

Miami, FL

#1 Feb 18, 2013
They want your vote only NOW because they need it but they do not want you.

Southern redneckkks which are the true GOP base, will in time always show their real colors.

"Puerto Rican athlete jeered by racist students"

An incident occurred on March 15, the first day of the tournament, that reflects the charged racist, anti-immigrant atmosphere permeating every sector of capitalist society, including college sports. It happened right at the end of the first-round East regional game played in Pittsburgh between Kansas State University and the University of Southern Mississippi.

When KSU freshman point guard Angel Rodriguez shot free throws with seconds left in the game, he was met with a barrage of racist chants of “Where is your green card?” by members of the USM band. Rodriguez is Puerto Rican. His free throws won the game

This ugly incident is not an isolated one. It happened the same day that a thoroughly racist, anti-immigrant bill, House Bill 488, was passed by the Mississippi State House. This bill gives local and state police unlimited authority to demand immigration papers from anyone they detain or arrest for being “illegal.” The bill is very similar to one passed in Alabama last year that allows police to stop, frisk, detain and arrest any Brown or Black person at any time without any legal redress. To show his support for the bill, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant stated,“Perhaps it’s boat-rocking time in Mississippi.”( thinkprogress.org , March 2)

But Rep. Sonya Williams-Barnes, D-Gulfport, who is African American, said:“If we pass this bill, it will set Mississippi back 60 years.”(Fox News Latino, March 19) Passage of this bill can only deepen racist venom against immigrant workers, as seen by the USM band members’ response to Rodriguez.

http://www.workers.org/2012/us/puerto_rican_a...

##### The bill is very similar to one passed in Alabama last year that allows police to stop, frisk, detain and arrest any Brown or Black person at any time without any legal redress########

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