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wehav
Senior Contributor

what's wrong with the Mexicans and Asians?

The US has a larger Latino population than black population and the Asian population is the fastest growing immigrant segment.  They are both treated badly at times.  I'm pretty certain that police don't go, "oh, he's not that black, he's a Mexican so don't beat him."  Or no Asians ever get pulled from their vehicles and cuffed.

 

What's the problem with these people?  Why aren't they protesting in the streets and burning buildings?  Why aren't they on TV demanding more welfare, more Mexican or Asian teachers or more representation.  What's the deal, are they apathetic?

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Red Steele
Veteran Advisor

Re: what's wrong with the Mexicans and Asians?

Maybe they don't have rabble rousers like Jesse Jackson stirring them up for political purposes?

hardnox
Advisor

Re: what's wrong with the Mexicans and Asians?

You fellahs need to study up for the US history portion of your GED and then report back.

r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: what's wrong with the Mexicans and Asians?


@hardnox wrote:

You fellahs need to study up for the US history portion of your GED and then report back.


Refer to the part where the president of the US says he wants a fundamental transformation of the country.

Red Steele
Veteran Advisor

Re: what's wrong with the Mexicans and Asians?

Better watch out....Nox might be at the part of his antebellum history book where it talks about Abe and Liberia.

hardnox
Advisor

Re: what's wrong with the Mexicans and Asians?

Of course he recognized the difficulties ahead. There is also a story, perhaps apochyphal, that Lincoln had speculated that with the transcontinental railroad complete perhaps the thing to do was to encourage the freed slaves to move west.

 

Over time they would have done fine- Africans and West Indians do perfectly well in our system- so much for the genetic inferiority argument.

 

The people who don't do well is some substantial portion (far from all) of those who spent another 100 years under terrorist rule and for those who made the run north were systematically denied ownership of useful property and good jobs. And for the last 30 years in particular that portion has been subject to police occupation and serial incarceration.

 

It isn't an easy nut to crack at this point.

 

I've always wondered in the confederates didn't want Lincoln dead because they were afraid they'd have to do some work. As the story goes, Abigail Adams was watching a couple overseers with a dozen slaves doing some task on the white House grounds and observed that a couple of Massachusetts men could have done the job just as well.

 

And anyway, how far are you from I 35? Maybe you can set up another checkpoint, along with BA, and keep tabs on the black folks driving up and down between KC and the cities.

hardnox
Advisor

Re: what's wrong with the Mexicans and Asians?

A slight correction- a very large number of southern whites did in fact work very hard after the Civil War- primarily as impoverished sharecroppers who bitterly defended their right to that status against blacks.

hardnox
Advisor

Re: what's wrong with the Mexicans and Asians?

....and I wonder if they saw that one coming when they marched off to Bull Run.

 

Not that their circumstances were very good beforehand either.

 

But it would have been the fualt of yankees and blacks anyway.