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Racism Takes Center Stage at the 2012 GOP Republican National Convention.

29 Aug

When It comes to The Republican Party, Latinos and African-Americans Are Not Welcomed.

“Latinos and African Americans love a good party, but when it comes to the Grand Old Party (GOP), we are not welcomed. Unless we’re wearing monkey suits or Mariachi outfits, Republicans cannot envision us in their party.

This was made clear to me during the opening day of the 2012 Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, FL.

Earlier in the day, it was reported that chants of USA USA USA, followed by, GET THEM OUT, were heard from the convention floor, when  Puerto Rican GOP delegate,  Zoraida Fonalledas, began speaking in her Spanish accent.  The chants continued until Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Preibus came to her rescue.  She appeared visibly upset by the racial over-tones, with some of the biggest offenders being those in the Texas delegation.

<One Quick Point>

1. All Puerto Ricans are born US citizens.

It was also reported, someone attending the Republican National Convention allegedly threw peanuts at a black camerawoman for CNN and said, “This is how we feed animals.” They were escorted out of the building. CNN confirmed the incident, and refused further comment.

What;s going on here?

Is this the 2012 Republic National Convention or a Minority bashing convention!?

Talk about no respect!

It saddens me that any type of hatred and disrespect directed toward any minority, would be tolerated during an event
showcasing American democracy.

I’m proud to say, Blacks and Latinos, put their lives on the line every day defending this great country.  Our cultural pride and cultural differences doesn’t and shouldn’t make us Un-American in the eyes of the American people, and white america needs to know this.

We are no different than any other ethnic group, when it comes to celebrating our heritage.

Like everyone else, we deserve respect.

I learned a long time ago, it doesn’t matter what others think of me,  what matters is what I think of myself.  I cannot and will not abandon, who I am or where I come from. It doesn’t work that way in my world.

To the younger generation, be proud of who you are. Do not let ignorance and hatred
prevail over your purpose in life.

Keep Shining.

God Bless.


Bashing Latinos – America’s New TV Reality Show –

21 Jun

Latino bashing has become the most popular sport in America!
Why, you ask?
It’s fun, it’s easy and you can get away with it,  that’s why!

From Soledad Obrien’s horrific portrayal of Latinos on CNN’s “Latino In America”,
which won her the infamous “Chorizo Award” for her portrayal of a Latina journalist
a few years back – Check out the video, if you haven’t already seen it

and now,  John McCain’s latest remarks about illegal immigrants being responsible for setting wildfires in Arizona.
-Note to John McCain – In the words of Billy Joel;
“We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning”

Yes. Latino bashing is the new “In thing!”
Grab some popcorn and pull up a seat!

– Why aren’t you speaking English! –  Texas Sen. Chris Harris
– Shoot immigrants from helicopters – Kansas Rep. Virgil Peck
– I suppose if you’re a gay man from Guatemala who gambles and smokes pot, you probably think we’re on to some good ideas here – Rhode Island Rep Watson

Should I continue? Remember, it’s fun, it easy, and you can get away with it.

Thinking outside the box, if the racial bigotry going around the media served a purpose, let’s say, solved the budget deficit or ended all wars or brought down the price of gas, as a proud American, I would take the hit!  Go ahead, bash me!

-What do you call 4 Mexicans in quicksand? Cuatro, Cinco! (Stop it! My rib! You’re killing me!!!)

But sadly, it’s not.

It’s happening for votes and ratings. Period.
I’m beginning to think I’m part of a reality show, “Bashing Latinos.”
Our script is being written by racist politicians and media outlets.
The characters they have written for us include – Grease balls, Wetbacks, Border Bunnies, Beaner, Jose, Chico, Pedro,
Hombre, Cheese Lovers, Spic –

Should I continue? Remember, it’s fun, its easy, and you can get away with it.

So my question is, what are we doing about it?

As a whole, Latinos allow the media, the government, and other institutions to express their prejudiced views about us, and we sit quietly, watch and listen.   Unlike our African-American brothers and sisters, who unite as one voice, stand behind their leaders, and fight! What’s holding us back from doing the same? Is it the Latino Crab syndrome, where we drag each other down? Is it a coincidence that Latinos have no identifiable leaders/activists to stand behind? Are we our worst enemy?

It’s time for change my people.

The good news is, it can be done.

What do you think?