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President Fox: Blacks are sambos and good for the dirty jobs
http://netwmd.com ^ | July 1, 2005 | Andrew L. Jaffee

Posted on 07/02/2005 2:59:25 PM PDT by forty_years

Cuando era un pequeño muchacho, Viví en Ciudad de México. ¿Entienda? Oh, sorry; forgot to switch to English. Er, ah… When I was young, I lived in Mexico City for a year. I also spent a lot of time traveling in Latin America. One thing I learned very quickly there: The darker your skin, the worse you were treated. That type of thinking still pervades official Mexican institutions.

Vicente Fox, el presidente de México, una persona blanca – a white man of the ruling Spanish clan – has stuck his foot in his mouth again. Today, he is defending two official Mexican postage stamps, featuring Uncle-Tom/Al-Jolson-in-blackface-like caricatures of black people. In May,

Mr Fox had caused offence when he said Mexicans did jobs in the US "that not even blacks wanted to do".

What a track record Mr. Fox is developing. Oh, but I thought leaders of third world countries were “incapable” of racism – as they’ve spent their lives trying to overcome their white, American imperialist overlords (nudge, nudge, wink, wink). After all, Fox is a good guy. He opposed the Iraq "blood-for-oil" war.

Cuando estaba en América Latina, trataron a los indios el peor. Oh, sorry. While south of the border, I found that Indians were of course treated the worst – except for the few black people. They got the worst of it; the "dirty jobs" so to speak. Some of our neighbors en el Ciudad de México frowned upon two of my good friends, dos indios – two Indians of Mayan descent. The neighbors were of course lighter-skinned Mexicans. But they didn’t have as light skin as the director of el Instituto in which my father was on sabbatical.

But our not-so-dark-skinned neighbors still railed against the awful Americans – politically, at least. They were nice to me, but I was a Catholic-Lithuanian-(Rastafarian)-Jew-boy. In other words, at least half of me was OK – the lighter-skinned one.

Of course I met people of all stripes in Mexico, many without a drop of prejudice in their souls. It is a country as diverse as any other in the Americas. But it is hard to forget some memories.

One Christmas, my family was vacationing in Merida, the provincial capital of Mexico’s state of Yucatan. The population of this southern, Caribbean rain forest paradise is predominantly Mayan. A party representing los indios won the election. The next day, my parents and I took a walk through Merida’s main square. Truck-loads of Mexican soldiers started pouring into town. The troops were non-Mayan of course, but many were from other “indigenous” tribes. We didn’t see any violence, but the locals were petrified.

The soldiers presided over an official election “recount.” Guess what, in a stunning turnaround, the pro-Mexican candidate “won.”

Judging by Mexican President Fox’s recent statements regarding black people, and the two commemorative Uncle Tom/Sambo postage stamps, things haven’t changed much.

Before anybody goes looking for greener grasses and wishful-thinking-rainbow-coalitions in the third world, just remember: Think clearly, take off the rose-colored glasses, and see people as they are: people like the rest of us, with all our human foibles.

http://netwmd.com/articles/article1060.html


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1 posted on 07/02/2005 2:59:25 PM PDT by forty_years
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To: forty_years

pooo-leeeeze Jez-ZAH JA-aCK-SON go and bother them. POO-LEEEZE.


2 posted on 07/02/2005 3:04:49 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: forty_years

NBD - I like the stamps.


3 posted on 07/02/2005 3:07:43 PM PDT by sandydipper (Less government is best government!)
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To: forty_years
One thing I learned very quickly there: The darker your skin, the worse you were treated. That type of thinking still pervades official Mexican institutions.

Um, that's an almost universal attitude throughout the world..

4 posted on 07/02/2005 3:08:50 PM PDT by Experiment 6-2-6 (Meega, Nala Kweesta! It appears that SABERTOOTH got himself suspended. Again. ????)
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NBD - I like the stamps.

Of course you like them, you bigoted asshole. It's just par for the course for you. Your posting history proves that.


5 posted on 07/02/2005 3:17:48 PM PDT by rdb3 (What you want? Morning sickness or sickness from mourning? --Nick Cannon)
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To: forty_years

Muchas gracia por the post. Es un article muy bien.

{How many crimes against the Spanish language there, eh?, It's my fractured Nuyorican Spanglish}


6 posted on 07/02/2005 3:31:53 PM PDT by jocon307 (Can we close the border NOW?)
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To: forty_years

The Chinese seem to exhibit racism against blacks too. Some were very insulting to Secretary of State Rice.


7 posted on 07/02/2005 4:00:53 PM PDT by Ludicrous
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To: SandRat

Jesse may be able to get a raacial racketeering monetary settlement from president Fox, or at least a time share apartment in Baja for a mistress or two...


8 posted on 07/02/2005 4:02:40 PM PDT by TheGeezer
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I want him to go down there and annoy them like he does us. I may be wrong but I think their tolerance level of Jess-AAHs type of action is a looooooooooooooot smaller than ours.


9 posted on 07/02/2005 4:05:19 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: sandydipper; Zavien Doombringer; 4mycountry; Constitution Day; VRWCmember; Poohbah; dighton; ...
NBD - I like the stamps.

Yassuh, boss, I 'sposes ya do. I's sure ya like me 'n mine to know our propa place, too, as 'posed ta bein' an uppity negra.

10 posted on 07/02/2005 4:54:43 PM PDT by mhking (The world needs a wake up call gentlemen...we're gonna phone it in.)
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To: sandydipper

Why?


11 posted on 07/02/2005 5:00:51 PM PDT by Paul Atreides (The Democrats have the right mascot; everyone knows what comes out of an ass)
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To: forty_years
Part of the Mexican viewpoint is counseled by their history regarding black slavery. In 1829, on September 15, they abolished slavery.

Then, two-and-a-half months later on December 2, 1829, President Vicente Guerero exempted Texas Territory from the antislavery decree (kissing their bu**s in much the same manner as a parade of American Presidents a century+ in the future).

Some things never change, but in this instance Mexico beat Lincoln and the Civil War to the punch by a full generation!

12 posted on 07/02/2005 7:05:31 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: jocon307

Reggaeton, si! Hip Hop, so!


13 posted on 07/02/2005 7:06:30 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Experiment 6-2-6

Definitely true among the blacks in the city I live. The lighter skin blacks consider themselves superior to the dark skinned ones. Some light skinned blacks say they aren't black, but creole (spanish/black mix).


14 posted on 07/02/2005 7:07:59 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: sandydipper

I wouldn't go around telling everyone that. It makes you look and sound like a racist fool.


15 posted on 07/02/2005 9:27:34 PM PDT by Petronski (BRABANTIO: Thou art a villain! ---- IAGO: You are--a senator.)
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To: rdb3

Thanks for the interest.


16 posted on 07/03/2005 5:38:58 AM PDT by sandydipper (Less government is best government!)
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To: mhking

There comes a time when folks see mountains when they are really looking at a mole hill - you've made it.


17 posted on 07/03/2005 5:41:26 AM PDT by sandydipper (Less government is best government!)
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To: Paul Atreides

I think it's funny - what do you think?


18 posted on 07/03/2005 5:43:03 AM PDT by sandydipper (Less government is best government!)
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To: Petronski

You need to chill out - you are way to serious.


19 posted on 07/03/2005 5:45:59 AM PDT by sandydipper (Less government is best government!)
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To: forty_years

No surprise here. And the pro-immigration crowd has the nerve to suggest that we want border control because of racism.

The Vicente Foxes of the world want open borders BECAUSE OF racism- instead of creating a non-corrupt country where everyone can flourish.


20 posted on 07/03/2005 5:47:50 AM PDT by ovrtaxt
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