Skip to comments.Civil Rights Group Says Park Rangers’ Uniforms Are ‘Threatening’ To Latinos For ABSURD Reason
Posted on 05/02/2016 5:37:54 AM PDT by KeyLargo
Civil Rights Group Says Park Rangers Uniforms Are Threatening To Latinos For ABSURD Reason By Jeff Rainforth
A coalition of lawmakers and civil rights groups has a message for the National Park Service: your uniforms and vehicles are very threatening to Latinos.
Maite Arce of the Hispanic Access Foundation delivered the really tough message during a press conference on Thursday:
Its such a shame that something as simple as the uniform and its similarity to the border patrols uniform in the coloring could be very threatening to certain segments of the Latino population. So a discussion about that is going to be really tough.
The coalition made multiple recommendations to the Park Service, including:
Assess the cultural implications of existing agency uniforms, offices, signage, and other facilities. For example, the Park Service law-enforcement vehicles look like those used by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and uniforms have law enforcement connotations, both of which present a significant impediment to engaging all Americans.
Review names of sites throughout system for cultural bias. Some may require comprehensive name changes to reflect a broader and more inclusive history.
The coalition is asking President Obama to issue an executive order directing the Department of Interior and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to adopt guiding priorities for a more inclusive approach to National Parks.
Via IJReview Video at URL
We must roll over our culture, our beliefs and our mores to uncultured invaders to our country.
Next on the list of threatening attire,
And in other news:
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By Tim Moran (Patch Staff) - April 28, 2016 4:53 pm ET
Threatening only to illegal alien Latinos.
To anyone who advocates changing the name of a place - when that name is historically accurate and decades in place - in order to "reflect a broader and more inclusive history.":
Erasing history is exactly opposed to the bullcrap you cite as your motivation. Changing these names is erasing history. It would be better to erase your name from the list of people in the United States (no matter where you came from).
I don’t believe there are really that many who are truly offended. It’s just another card in their victimhood deck and boy do they like to play with that deck. Just like women, blacks and gays like to play with theirs.
Where's the Supreme Court on THIS sh**? Where's MY justice? Where's the dialog about MY feelings?
I'm going to my safe space. If you need me don't call me.
OMG.....the uniforms are threating! Quick, all illegal latinos run to your safe place now......
I understand it’s located just outside of Mexico city.....
Obama still has almost nine months to deal with this. The Park Service can be in rainbow uniforms before Inauguration Day.
“Its just another card in their victimhood deck and boy do they like to play with that deck. Just like women, blacks and gays like to play with theirs”....
...and you can add the victimhood deck for Muslims to the list.
So wait a minute. Is he saying Latinos are, in general, threatened by the notion of border patrol? Gosh, that sounds an awful lot like a racial generalization, like he thinks most Latinos are or are somehow connected to illegals. If I made such an inference I'd be immediately labeled racist.
Oh, and BTW, a uniform is supposed to convey authority and command at least some modicum of respect. Is this guy making yet another generalization about Latinos that they have problems with authority? Gee, are you really sure this guy is trying to help Latinos? 'Cause he sure sounds like he doesn't think much of them...
1) Park Rangers should be restricted to those needed for policing only.
2) Everything else regarding the running of the national parks should be privatized.
If not for our civilizing influence, those savage primitives would be cutting out still-beating hearts from atop step pyramids to this day.
Of course that is the case. But they could have only been referring to illegals, as legal aliens have nothing to get concerned about. But the numbers that get deported versus the numbers that don’t means that even illegals rarely give it much consideration.
Indeed!.....That is why Park Rangers should be restricted to policing only.
When everything looks like a cop then the authority aspect of the uniform is rendered less effective.
1) Restrict Park Rangers to policing activities only.
2) All all other management duties of national parks should be outsourced to private companies through contracts made through a bidding process.
In art we have an expression, “ Everything is Nothing”. When everyone looks like a cop then no one does.
Seventy-eight percent of National Park visitors are non-Hispanic whites. There has been a discussion over why blacks don’t visit National Parks. Let me go out a limb and guess that there will be a similar discussion about why Latinos don’t visit, and they’ll point to ranger uniforms and vehicles. Caramba! Eets de border patrol! Andale!
Winfield Scott kicked Mexican butt at Veracruz.
We should never have given Mexico any captured territory back.
That was a mistake we are still paying for.
Arizona Park Rebounds After Years of Border Crime
Astrid Galvan, Yahoo! News, March 12, 2015
For over a decade, armed drug traffickers were so prevalent in this vast desert monument that visitors were barred from entering more than half of it.
One law enforcement group dubbed it Americas most dangerous park for two years straight after drug smugglers gunned down a ranger.
But a series of crackdowns and decreased traffic on Arizonas border with Mexico have turned things around at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. For the first time since 2003, visitors can access all 516 square miles of the park named for a unique cactus breed that resembles a pipe organ with its long, narrow arms and short trunk.
The picturesque monument epitomizes the challenge of protecting visitors and government workers from the dangers of smuggling in southern Arizona, where large swaths of the border with Mexico are public land. Along the border and very near to it are four wildlife refuges, three national parks, two state parks and two wildlife conservation areas.
The 2003 closure of nearly 70 percent of Organ Pipe marked the first time in recent history that a national monument was largely closed because of threats posed by humans. It followed several incidents involving drug and human smugglers, including the 2002 death of Kris Eggle, a 28-year-old law enforcement park ranger killed while pursuing a group of smugglers.
For those brave enough to want to hike through the parks closed areas, rangers armed with long rifles provided security on guided tours.
Drug Cartels And Illegal Aliens Invade US Park
The stupiditity of the PCdiot crowd knows no frontiers it’s not willing to cross.
The person who wrote that slogan on that sign should be affixed to a gigantic catapult and launched back across the Rio Grande or whatever southern boundary.
If the occasional legal immigrant doesn’t feign feeling threatened or offended because they have friends and/or relatives trying to get here illegally, I would not be surprised.
2) Visiting a national park is a cultural thing. One needed to be interested in going. Some cultural groups in the U.S. are more interested in travel and natural than others. It's that simple.
Evanston is as white a place as there could be.
Note that these “policies” tend to be implemented in liberal bastions
Don’t ask SCOTUS to rule in your favor. They already told a school district that it was okay to suspend children and send them home for wearing US flag shirts
I agree on both points.
Please explain to us why we should care. We are Americans not Latinos so if it bothers you GO HOME!
Solution? Go back to Mexico where it’s safer.
How many tamales and enchiladas EXTRA did that thing eat?
Some ethnic groups are more ADVENTUROUS, ENTERPRISING, & FEARLESS than other groups.
Went to several huge National Parks out west a few years back. Probably saw one black out there and zero hipsanics. Saw far more Asians and Indians (Dots) than expected.
Like they’ve been scared of border patrol uniforms in decades.
ALL the illegals need to go home... they are not welcome here.
Illegals need to go home... they’re not welcome.
Even Bernie Sanders agrees: https://www.numbersusa.com/blog/bernie-sanders-just-spoke-intro-my-gumballs-video
Immigrants we choose to invite ARE welcome. NOT ILLEGALS. It’s the difference between a guest in your home you welcome and thief you want OUT OF YOUR HOME.
Most Americans resent the hell out of people who take our jobs, keep wages low, vote as a bloc for one party and bring their violent corrupt culture with them. Go home to your hellhole - don’t bring your hellhole to us. Fix your own corrupt country... don’t run to ours and turn it into a corrupt version of the place you left.
Maybe illegals are afraid of people in uniforms BECAUSE they know they’ve broken the law.
Bernie Sanders just spoke the intro to my GUMBALLS VIDEO
Fri, Feb 19th 2016 @ 10:33 am EST by Roy Beck
Is high immigration a policy the United States should use as a humanitarian response to help the poor of the world?
Bernie Sanders shocked a lot of journalists and other immigration expansionists this week by indicating that the answer is NO.
Some of his statements could be used as an intro to my so-called “Gumballs Video” which has been watched in various versions by millions since the first recording in 1996. Here is the most recent version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPjzfGChGlE
Get real Jeff Rainforth
Hey, little guy, that’s very good penmanship and spelling for a 4 year old.
What makes me furious is the way liberals and Democrats say we’re a nation of immigrants. True. But not illegal entry Dreamers who take and don’t give back. They’re here to soak up our goodness and generosity at the expense of the taxpaying working Americans.
The strength of Ametica use to be its melting pot.
If folks want to bring their turf world country here then they should stay where they are
If they want to assimilate and come legally they are welcome
My property borders a National Park. Park employees are some of the nicest and friendliest people you will ever meet. I have yet to meet a Park Ranger who wasn’t a total horses ass. No I haven’t got a ticket or had trouble with a ranger so that is not my reason for this statement. In general just meeting one I have found them to be cop wannabes, dangerous in their behavior and personalities of Cartman, You will respect my authority peasant.
I have a relative who is a real life cop with 30 years experience. A few years back he was traveling through the local national park after a long shift and out of the blue this Ranger jumps out in the middle of the road in front of him and holds up his hand and commands him to HALT! My relative stood up on the brakes to keep from hitting this lunatic and skidded by the Ranger who decided that the laws of physics be damned you shall stop where I say you stop peasant and started to draw his gun, wrong move on a police officer.
My relative came out of his vehicle in full uniform and I quote “you stupid bast*rd just exactly what are you going to do with that when you clear leather”? He said another ranger appeared within seconds and my relative proceeded to curse them out and tell them if they are going to play cops to learn how to do a proper traffic stop before they get themselves killed! He got in his truck and drove off leaving them standing in the middle of the road blinking like frogs in a hail storm.
This is why I think regular people should run the parks. If police work is needed then have a properly trained but small police force that could be dressed as cops and called “Park Rangers” .
I find it insane that there is a Park Ranger giving “Ski with the Park Ranger” tours at ski resorts located on federal land. Docents should be doing this and they should look like and dress like ordinary people.
As for your post, I agree.
IQ probably has something to do with it, as well. Higher IQ people enjoy exploring.and are curious I think it might be an interesting study to evaluate the IQ of Americans who visit the nations’s federal and state parks. It is likely a standard deviation or two above normal.
Park Rangers are law enforcement federal Agents.
Usually we see the brain-dead fluffy incompetents in the national parks.
The “real” Park Rangers in the deserts of Arizona and New Mexico are bad-azzes. The Border Patrol Agents respect those line Rangers and they cover each other when needed.
Like the Border Patrol, they are operating far from back-up and face violent drug runners and human smugglers.
Post 23 and 48.
My experience (and my son. . .a Border Patrol Agent) differs from your experience.
Latinos are offended??? THEY ARE ALWAYS OFFENDED!
Enough of this PC crap.
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