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Old 11-21-2009, 04:43 PM
 
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I can understand that sentiment. However, I feel as the largest contributor to the world bank, we have more than compensated for the economic disparities in South and Central America. A country like Mexico is actually fairly wealthy, and it has plenty of natural resources, which have actually earned it the classification of being a more middle class country. Therefore, international funding to that country (Mexico) isnt as robust as it would be in other, more impoverished countries. But that is to be attributed more to its corrupt mishandling of govt. resources than any lack of resources, natural or monetary.
It just seems that the reforms that were pushed onto Mexico in the 1980s really perpetuated the rising inequality that existed in the nation. Though yes, it is an upper income country, it clearly has class discrepancies not seen here in the US.

The thing about aid is that many times it has strict stipulations. For example in Jamaica, the textile industry died due to restrictions that came with the aid (one of the stipulations of the aid was the opening of the textile industry to foreign competition).

Obviously there is corruption, but stipulations (sometimes out of good intentions) tend to cause great harm.

As for the OP, it is a shame that AA and Hispanics do fight. Many live in the same communities. Unification can bring about change in these communities.

 
Old 11-21-2009, 05:08 PM
 
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It just seems that the reforms that were pushed onto Mexico in the 1980s really perpetuated the rising inequality that existed in the nation. Though yes, it is an upper income country, it clearly has class discrepancies not seen here in the US.

The thing about aid is that many times it has strict stipulations. For example in Jamaica, the textile industry died due to restrictions that came with the aid (one of the stipulations of the aid was the opening of the textile industry to foreign competition).

Obviously there is corruption, but stipulations (sometimes out of good intentions) tend to cause great harm.

As for the OP, it is a shame that AA and Hispanics do fight. Many live in the same communities. Unification can bring about change in these communities.

I agree that it is unfortunate and unnecessary for blacks and hispanics to fight. Or Hispanics and whites as for that matter. But I think it is hard for the typical American (which includes many Hispanic Americans) to understand why Hispanics would separate themselves into a population who are both advocates of illegal immigration, and one that is seeking acceptance into the broader regular American demographic. True, our nation is comprised of a whole array of SUB cultures. But those sub cultures have historically unified and eventually assimilated to form a common tapestry of Americanism. And our national security interests have always been common. There arent many groups here, who oppose our laws in the interest of benefitting other nations..

Also, I think its hard for American citizens, justify more expenditure on foreign subsidies, and loans, when A) Our own country is in massive amounts of debt. B) We already contribute disproportionately to foriegn aid and the world bank. C) In the wake of 9/11 and jihadist uprisings our own porous borders pose a colossal security risk.
 
Old 11-23-2009, 07:24 AM
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