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Old 07-13-2014, 03:20 PM
 
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Louisiana has a much different history than the other southern states. Leander Perez was not a Hispanic in the way that we think of Hispanics. He was a just a good ol boy.
Agreed but, Leander Perez WAS of Spanish family and, those people are just as "Hispanic" in the eyes of the US government as a dark skin Indian from Guatemala who doesn't even know Spanish. Leander's last name WOULD def raise some eyebrows with la raza AND the KKK in 2014
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Old 07-13-2014, 03:31 PM
 
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Michelle Obama to Latinos: 'We cannot afford to wait on Congress' for immigration - Washington Times

It's insulting that she's using the injustices from earlier time against Americans of Mexican descent. Yes, there were/are plenty of injustices, but LULAC was founded to promote justice for Mexican-Americans, not those Mexicans or central americans across the border. I've never heard of separate water fountains in public buildings for us. I'm sure that my grandparents would have told me that. My grandmother was one of maybe 6 mexican-americans in her high school in Corpus Christi (the only high school in town) who successfully graduated in 1935. I know that she was forced to go a "Mexican school" called Cheston Heath Elementary school, despite that there was an elementary school in her back yard just across the fence called George Evans. It's because they suffered injustices and insults that I feel so strongly against the illegals coming in to ride the coattails on the history of OUR struggles.
The Gadsden Purchase was a strip of territory the United States purchased from Mexico following negotiations in 1853. The land was purchased because it was considered to be a good route for a railroad across the Southwest to California.

The land comprising the Gadsden Purchase is in southern Arizona and the southwestern part of New Mexico.

The Gadsden Purchase represented the last parcel of land acquired by the United States to complete the 48 mainland states.
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