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Old 11-04-2007, 10:09 PM
 
Location: California
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YEah almost forgot about the French in Mexico. In fact, Cinco de Mayo is about a Mexican victory against French forces in the 1800s. How that day became associated with drinking and partying in the U.S.....well I'm not complaining
Heh.. don't miss the festivals in Fruitvale!! The only day we miss church. Haha.
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Old 11-05-2007, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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This brings to mind a post I wrote some time back related to your subject. In it I stated that America has some "history" with Arabs---The Detroit-Toledo area has a long-time Arabic community---and we have many Arabs in US society, who perhaps have failed to be "recognized" simply because they blended in TOO WELL--people like Congresman Nick Rahall of West Virginia, well-loved philanthropist and actor Danny Thomas---actor Jamie Farr ("Klinger" from M*A*S*H)---and the gruff Vic Tayback ("Mel's Diner")--all these people are Arabs--and their are many more

What America ISN'T familiar with is Islam--most of our Arab immigrants have traditionally been Christians. It's the modern notion of "militant Islam" that upsets Americans, not the ethnicity of Arabs. Most of our silly past Hollywood images of "evil, blood thirsty Sheiks" have to do with images of Muslim violence and misbehavior, rather than Arabic ethnicity....
You forgot one-------Kasey Kasem.

Remember America's Top 40 about 30+ years ago?
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Old 11-05-2007, 06:34 AM
 
Location: San Diego North County
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YEah almost forgot about the French in Mexico. In fact, Cinco de Mayo is about a Mexican victory against French forces in the 1800s. How that day became associated with drinking and partying in the U.S.....well I'm not complaining
It happened the same way a religious holiday in Ireland, St. Patrick's Day, became an all out excuse in this country to drink until you fall down.
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Old 11-05-2007, 09:02 AM
 
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You forgot one-------Kasey Kasem.

Remember America's Top 40 about 30+ years ago?
How COULD I have?.....point well taken...
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Old 10-21-2009, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
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MEXICA MOVEMENT: Indigenous Liberation for Anahuac

No one is disturbed by this movement? Mmmmm, interesting.

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We are Nican Tlaca,
the Indigenous People
of Canada, U.S., Mexico,
"Central and South America"

We reject all European divisions of our continent.
We reject the artificial border divisions of our people.

We reject the White Supremacist ideology
that claims Europeans are permanently endowed
with the right to define who we are as a people.

We include "Fir
st Nation" and "Native American"

and "Indigenous People" all as one Nican Tlaca,
all as one Indigenous Nation.


We say, "No to occupation!"

We say, "This is still our continent!"
We say, "Europeans are the illegals---since 1492!"
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