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Racism

by Honest Abe Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003 at 2:48 PM

"I will admit that there are some right-wing pseudo-christian, groups like voz de aztlan in whitey-er, I mean whittier, calfornia, that promote homophobia and anti-jewish american sentiment, but they reflect only a small, middle class, Anglo-identified segment of the larger Latino and Native American community. "

Regarding the last post about racism in the Latino community:

While there is no organized group similar to the outrageous KKK in every race, Latinos are by and large guilty of racism on a grand scale.

Have you ever been involved in a car accident with a Latino?

I have, twice.

Both accidents were clearly not my fault, both times I had independant witnesses and slammed the jerks in court.

However, both times I had to call police to the scene because the drivers either spoke no English, or were abusive.
Here's the kicker, you think white people get preferential treatment by police, hah! Both times I was greeted by Latino officers who immediately took the other guys side, wouldn't take reports, wouldn't question my witnesses, and threatened me for demanding they do their jobs.
On top of that, they spoke cordially and jovially with my counterpart, the two aweful drivers, one who rear ended me and one who ran a red light.

While Mecha or whatever it is called probably has a bad rap, there is increasing evidence that Latino police officers not only are biased against blacks and whites, but more prone to brutality, as in the case of Raphael Perez.

This is not meant to insult the Latino Community. There are good people in every race. But to say there is no such thing as a Latino KKK is really a half truth.
There is no major funded organization, but there is rampant misuse of the system and abuse of "other cultures," by Latinos in uniform. This is not to say everyone doesn't do these types of racist things.

For instance, go to the SSI office. If you are Latino, and you have a Latino case worker, your chances of getting better service are increased.
The SFV SSI office is staffed with Armenians, who do you think gets the easiest trip to the SSI office in SFV?
That's right, Armenians.

While we all should be proud of our race, and we all should be neighborly and kind to each other, there is a difference when benefits and punishments are handed out because of race.

Mecha members (please forgive me if I have the name wrong), are given a leg up by their membership. Much as if I joined a Jewish Council that helped my business or trade.

The utopian and Marxist ideaology that we should all have the same chance and benefit is actually destroyed by some cultures being financially stronger than others.

If you are a Latino Journalist, and I tell my Latino friends this all the time, the Hispanic Journalism Association has got you covered for a job. They are so worked into the system in Los Angeles that you really have an edge based upon race.

To some extent, benefits must be compensatory. But when does it become an innocents loss paying for a victims reparations?
It's not just the white community that should be concerned with stopping racism, nor is it just whites who should care if Latinos are growing more racist.
African Americans will by and large be the hardest hit by the growing sentiment and hiring of Latino officers by the L.A.P.D..
Because their poulation does not grow in the same proportions, their community will lose hardhsip funding to the faster breeding Latinos. Because they do not become police officers as rapidly, their communities will be policed by yet another oppressive race that is not thier own.
We love all people here at IMC, I believe constructive dialogue about rising Latino racism is important.
You cannot just simply deny it and wave it off as if it doesn't exist.
Especially when I have experienced it myself twice, to an extent I would have said greatly traumatised me at a time when I was already hit.
Racism is racism, reverse discrimination is a fact, and there are smaller guys than the little guy getting stepped on also.
I stand firm on financial benefits for the needy regardless of race, on equal treatment for all by police, on fair use of the land by all concerned.
But I am not so unrealistsic as to have never been south of the border and dealt with a Mexican police officer.
Latinos are by no means exempt from criticism for their racism and their legal faults. This is akin to someone saying every minority has a right to be hateful to the "current majority."
And that is just hypocritical hogwash.
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The Jewish KKK Goldstein Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003 at 4:40 PM
There is no such thing as "reverse racism," Dishonest Abe Apache Thursday, Jan. 01, 2004 at 5:40 PM
Postscript: On Preferential Treatment Apache Thursday, Jan. 01, 2004 at 5:53 PM
Excuse me mymicz Saturday, Jan. 03, 2004 at 10:05 AM

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