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Originally posted by Fromabove
if you must play the victim, I'll go get a tagament for my nausea.
Originally posted by Unown
This illegal immigrant business has caused nothing but trouble. I'm truly sorry for what these obnoxious and troublesome illegals have done.
I myself am of Mexican descent, but was born in the US. I am NOT related to any illegals, just in case you were wondering. In fact, I HATE it when they try to group the "hispanic community" together when I don't support them one bit!
People becoming racist over this whole ordeal is what I feared would happen. I just want to assure you that there are ones like me who also want these illegals to leave. I don't have any of that "Mexican pride" rubbish because I am an American. Sadly, I can't speak for the majority of the legal immigrants since it seems they too support the illlegals (Why do they even care, since they're already legal?!), but I know I am speaking for myself here. I've wanted to tell someone how I felt since a long time ago.
Anyway, I apologize once again for how these "people" have been acting. I would ask that you reconsider your decision Wolf321, but how can I do that when I know you'll be disappointed? I guess, all I ask is for you to know that I'm with you and those of us who have had it with these illegals.
Originally posted by nixie_nox
I deal with so many cultures. Many are happy and grateful to be here, some are not.
It really boils down to that many illegal immigrants do act like we should be catering to them. My work requires citizenship. If not, there are special programs for those who are not. But sometimes when someone who is Latin doesn't have a SS number, we have to ask their immigration status. They actually get mad and act like we called them a racist name to their face. But they are here illegally. I have not witnessed this with any other race. Period. I see people from all over the world, all walks of life. The ones who can't speak English are either very new, and they all bring translators with them. Only the Spanish speaking expect us to have translators.
The people who are the angriest? The legal immigrants. They spent a fortune, and a lot of time and they integrated.
It is not necessarily about race. We have a lot of Eastern Indians. I have yet to meet an Indian who doesn't speak English. And they have their own communities and markets. Massive communities.
In fact, my Grandmothers apartment tower went from being all white senior citizens till she was the very last person left. It was all Indian. There was never a problem, never a crime, it was clean. Just smelled like currey sometimes, which I love but not everyone does. Never a problem. When my gma went to move to a retirement community, the neighbors called her Auntie(which is a respectful term for senior women) and brought her and my family over for a feast. My family said they hadn't eaten that much since Thanksgiving. And they did it on the fly! lol
And they told my Gma how sad they were to see her go.
You can be proud of your culture, and proud of your heritage in the US and still be American.
Originally posted by Parallex
If racism isn't allowed on ATS, why is this thread here, and why is it on the front page?
Being honest about being racist doesn't make it any better?
Originally posted by jeasahtheseer
The mexicans around here don't bother me, and we have a lot here, this is CA afterall. They do the crappy backbreaking jobs noone else wants to do. The ones that I DO have a problem with are the kids of them and the teenagers and stuff, because a lot of them are gangbangers....etc. And grrr I freaking hate gangbangers with a passion!
But in general a good amount of mexicans I have met and talked to are extremely polite people and good natured people.