Friday, June 03, 2005

Racism in Mexico

This post by La Shawn Barber is a must read for anyone trying to make sence of the situation in Mexico.

“Most Americans think of Mexicans as short and dark, despite the fact that Mexican President Vicente Fox is tall and white. So what really is a Mexican, and who is in charge of Mexico? Americans are getting a confused picture, while illegal immigration is rampant, with all its attendant ills. Americans see hordes of swarthy, illiterate workers, yet American media flaunts a ‘white,’ professional Mexican, as president. The reality is the white upperclass really does rule Mexico. Their chauvinism – and the lack of patriotism shown by most of the Mexican population – has helped create America’s illegal immigration problem.
The rulers of Mexico have always been Spanish, or what we might call, Castilian. They are indeed Caucasian, but they are very few in number. Today they make up less than 10 percent of the total population of over 106 million people. The indigenous groups (Mexican Indians) total about 30 percent of the population, and the predominant group, the famous ‘mestizos’ (mixed Indio-Caucasian), comprise about 60 percent.
The mestizos, of course, represent most of the Mexican population migrating (legally or illegally) into America. They definitely do not appear white, but nor do they appear Indian. The 2001 estimate put 40 percent of the Mexican population below the poverty line. Most of what Americans see immigrating, particularly illegally, are in this sector.”

Were is Jesse Jackson & La Raza? Why aren't they concerned about these instances of racism.

'Cause only Republicans can be racists, ya silly goose!

Thanks for posting the article. Looks like ol' Vincente Fox is trying to engage in a little ethnic cleansing. At least he's not rounding up the mestizos and putting them in camps. He'd much rather send them up here and let us do it.
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