Friday, September 26, 2008

Blactino Disconnection pt 2

I found this article today and it to be a little disheartening, but interesting to read. Two months ago, I wrote about the secret war between Blacks and Hispanics. Apparently there's some unfinished issues from the civil rights movement that left the Hispanic community a bit upset.

In the article in my previous blog, it stated that Hispanics believe that we get the better deal when it comes to government help and support. I think we both get shafted, but that just my opinion. Besides that particular issue, another matter made the news this week; furthering more inner conflicts between us.
The chairman of Bernalillo County Republicans, Fernando C de Baca, who had been urged to resign for days by members of his own party, said he decided to step down as GOP chairman in Bernalillo County because of "the media circus that has developed."

C de Baca, 70, was quoted in a BBC News blog last week as saying: "The truth is that Hispanics came here as conquerors. African-Americans came here as slaves. Hispanics consider themselves above blacks. They won't vote for a black president."

In that interview, he said older Hispanics would not support Obama "primarily because there is a strong feeling that African Americans during the civil rights movement took advantage, full advantage, of all the benefits and programs that the government offered, that were supposed to be offered to all minorities. But we were left behind, we were left sucking air, and we resented that ever since the '60s, and I don't see how a black president is going to change that."
I hope this isn't true. We have both been at the end of the racism stick for years. We need to stick together and deal with our issues. At the end of the day, we should stand together on many problems that equally cross our tables. We need to work through this foolishness and end this secret and silent war that continues to haunt us.


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