The truth is that Hispanics came here as conquerors. African-Americans came here as slaves. Hispanics consider themselves above blacks. They won’t vote for a black president.
Yes, he actually said that. He also said this:
I feel strongly that Hispanics will not support, in my generation and the generation around my age, are not going to support the Democratic candidate for president primarily because there is a strong feeling that African Americans during the civil rights movement took advantage, full advantage, of all the benefits and programs that the government offered, that were supposed to be offered to all minorities. But we were left behind, we were left sucking air, and we resented that ever since the 60s, and I don’t see how a black president is going to change that.
Thanks Grata for the heads up.
Seriously, this seems to be an ongoing trend. I live in Texas. If you don't know Texas used to be a part of Mexico. We have a VERY large hispanic population, and I can say many young and old have this view. They never want to discuss that the Spaniards that conquered Mexico conquered many of their indian ancestors, which the majority of them actually are. Just because you have some European blood in you, doesn't make you European, if you haven't learned the MAJORITY of blacks with slave ancestry can say the same exact thing. Also note many hispanics, including mexicans have black ancestry as well. Some of the black slaves escaped on down to Mexico and settled there. The horror, the possibility of black blood diluting all that spaniard blood.
Some are upset the blacks "took" full advantage of all the benefits. How this was done? I don't know, as it was meant for ALL minorities, including HISPANICS, and WHITE WOMEN. Also note that there was limited hispanic involvement in the civil rights movement, as at that time, only a few states had hispanics, and the illegal immigration issue was non existent, and they were allowed, at least in Texas to attend and partake in white only establishments. So I guess the assumption is blacks do all the work, while they benefit from it, and they are mad that black people took advantage of what they fought for. I don't know. I also want to add, what laws have been put in place for BLACKS ONLY? Name one Federal or Local law that is exclusively for the use of blacks?
I know I sound racist, and I do not for one second believe that ALL hispanics think this way, but dammit if the racist of all hues ain't pissing me off!!!!!!
You would think that will all the struggles minorities of all hues share, some folks would know better than to go there. I don't have to put down folks in order to exalt myself, and if you feel you are higher up on the racial hierarchy, don't forget there is always someone lower, and don't forget that depending upon public opinion you might fall down the rung a bit. Racism, of all hues is bad, don't contribute.