Hispanic heritage month

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I was surfing the NFL.com website and they had a link for hispanic heritage month, that included about 20 slides featuring Tony Romo, Anthony Gonzales etc.. One of the slides featured a Mexican guy carrying a giant Mexican flag running down the sidelines. It is slide #2

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Funny they mention Gonzalez (I assume you're talking about the Colts reciever) and Romo being that they are both white of pure (or mostly) Spaniard ancestryEdited by: Lance Alworth
 
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How about QB Jeff Garcia. He has light brown hair, blue eyes, very pale
skin, and Celtic features. I'm from LA so I would know. NO HISPANICS
LOOK LIKE THAT.

What a joke.
 
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Actually, Hispanics would be guys like Romo, Anthony Gonzales and Jeff Garcia. Hispanics would not include the Mestizos whom the mainstream media has given the moniker. Its just a combination of nefarious manipulation by the media overlords who want to blur the distinctions between whites and non-whites and lazy uninformed parroting by those who just don't get it.
 
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Only white people are latino. Latin = language in europe = latino = europeans = white people. Latinos are white people from romance language speaking nations - languages derived from Latin.

Garcia is Irish and Spanish. He is clearly part hispanic.
 
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The day this country has a month devoted to Angelo/Nordic heritage month, is the day I will respect Hispanic or Black heritage month. This is the double standard that irates me so much. Its like we have to have a month to lavish praise on minorities just to make them feel good about themselves. I don't think there is a asian heritage month? Probably its becuase t hey are secure in their accomplishments.

By the way, the term "hispanic" is an all incompassing term that embraces a broad specturm of ethnic/nationalities, for example, we have Alex Garcia on one end and on the other is Sammy Sosa. One is maybe all European and the other from mostly Africa. I guess if you have a Spanish last name you can call yourself hispanic.
 

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Seeing as how illegal Hispanic immigrants probably constitute 75% of the welfare office line on the 1st and 15th (with blacks probably constituting another 20%), I should think that they're recognized twice every single month.
 
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They just have no idea what the word Hispanic means. The etymology of the word means "having to do with Spain". The misuse of this word in the United States is commonplace, and the NFL is just going along with the general ignorance.

The mestizo has only one thing in common with Spain, and that is the language (although in most cases it is a loose association, as they have butchered it). Its like calling a Negro living in London and Englishman.
 
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It's exactly like calling anybody that speaks english an Anglo. It's not correct.
 

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KJV1 said:
I was surfing the NFL.com website and they had a link for hispanic heritage month, that included about 20 slides featuring Tony Romo, Anthony Gonzales etc.. One of the slides featured a Mexican guy carrying a giant Mexican flag running down the sidelines. It is slide #2

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Maybe he was celebrating Raul Allegre and the Zendajes brothers.....
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reclaimsocal, I see what your saying with the word Hispanic getting put out of context, it really does confuse me at times. But I personaly recognise the black Englishman. Black people have been in England for longer than you think and they have every right (in my mind) to consider themself English.
 
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Englishman that is a polite fiction, makes you feel good, means nothing except mental docility. You evade the truth by inserting words over substance, but this is not to denigrate "Black Englishmen" regardless how long they have been in GB but to say let PC go.
 
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Sorry, but we must agree to disagree then. To be English, or Angle is to be part of something larger then the social construct of nationalism. A Negro can have citizenship in Great Britain, but he is still a Negro, he does not transform into an Angle, Saxon, Jute, Norman, Breton, or any of the other ethnocultures that define what it is to be English.
 

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reclaimsocal, I see what your saying with the word Hispanic getting put out of context, it really does confuse me at times. But I personaly recognise the black Englishman. Black people have been in England for longer than you think and they have every right (in my mind) to consider themself English.

I should know better as I am not a history major, but I would think many blacks in England are immigrants from colonialism in Africa, am I wrong? England never had much of a slave trade like America. I'm guessing that there's a lot of recent black immigrants as well with the loosening of immigration policy in a lot of Europe.

Personally I think a black person who is born in England is an Englishman Nationally, but obviously not ethnically. Also I think a person who becomes a citizen of any country even if they aren't born there should have the same rights as anyone else regardless of ethnicity.

I don't like the idea though of recent immigrants competing for National Olympic teams (ie. Bernard Legat for America). I think you should have to be born there or have lived at least 10 years there or something.

And I also hope that Europe tightens up Immigration policy. I have seen the problems the French are having with the ethnic Arabs, who have become angry about unemployment. Countries that are more Homogeneous ethnically fare better in peacefulness and achievement.
 

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I guess that makes all those Iraqis who've moved to Oslo Norwegians, too, huh?
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reclaimsocal, then again I absolutly agree with you on your second comment. I'm Anglo English which means I'm the indigenous man of this country (depite having Viking,Celtic and Normanic blood in me from past invaders/immigrants to the British Isle's. Yes I am a 'true' Englishman. However what I'm trying to say is that the black Englishman is not indigenous yet still has the right to be an Englishman even if he is not originaly from here.

Riggins, you make a lot of sense aswell. Especially when it comes to the immigration policy in Europe. It definatly needs to be tightened. It's too late for France, they have way too many immigrants and most are Muslim. In England we have the problem of having too many different ethnic groups which has created areas which are dominated by one ethnic group becuase they don't want to mix in despite the governments efforts to intergrate. This is creating no go areas for the real Britons which is absolutly ludacris! We've had race riots involving blacks in the 80,s and now in 2001 in northern English towns (Bradford, Oldham and Burnley) where angry Muslim Packistanis attacked innocent white people including a frail old war veteran by the name of Walter Chamberlain who was mugged and beaten to a pulp by 3 Packistani youths.

Our newspapers are very open with the immigration debate and facts and figures (although I think total ethnic populations are oftenly made out to be lower than they actually are) yet nothing is ever done about. I start to wonder if we will race riots again?
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I've heard Hispanics are at war with the Afro American population, especially in places like LA. The Afro Americans blame Hispanic immigrants of taking all the jobs. Surely this shows the strength of the white man and his/her durability in America and the fact that you just get on with it and keep on working hard just like the majority of the white American population since showing up in the 1600's.
 

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My own personal preference in the U.S as far as immigration is to finish the wall on the Mexican border and put the National Guard there to deter Mexicans from illegally coming here. I think that we should have a limited number of immigrants every year that are allowed to come to the United States from our Neighbors (Canada and Mexico) and also European countries we are friendly with.

However, there should be an interview process first and the people should have to give reasons for immigrating (ie. family living in U.S or work opportunity) and there should be a waiting list. Mexicans should be told in the interview process that they are expected to learn some basic English. All people should also have to pass a basic history test on the United States to get there Green Card and a slightly harder one to become Naturalized Citizens.

People from any other country should not be admitted at all for Work Visas, Green Cards unless they offer some enormous skill to America ( ie. a Pakistani chemist at the top of his field) The Norwegians, Swedish and Japanese are smart with their immigration policy and are the beneficiaries of very ethnically homogeneous societies that are peaceful and successful. We should take a lesson from them.
 
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reclaimsocal said:
Sorry, but we must agree to disagree then. To be English, or Angle is to be part of something larger then the social construct of nationalism. A Negro can have citizenship in Great Britain, but he is still a Negro, he does not transform into an Angle, Saxon, Jute, Norman, Breton, or any of the other ethnocultures that define what it is to be English.

I agree heartily! I know I'd hate to be English! Thankfully, I'm of Scottish descent...golf and single malt Scotch! Has any other people done as much?
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