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Old 01-14-2008, 01:52 PM
 
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I am an american born black man who speaks spanish fluently and I am disturbed by the great amount of ignorance and resistance towards african americans that l.a. hispanics mainly of MEXICAN and SALVADORIAN origen hold towards blacks. I recently moved back to L.A. after living in Miami for a year and I am trying to become adjusted to life in Los Angeles once again. That being said one cannot ignore the fact that being black in L.A. means being greatly out numbered by hispanics. Before I left Miami I heard stories about mexican gangs shooting blacks for no reason and lots of tension between mexican gangs and black gangs. This is a totally different situation from what takes places in Miami. Although there are plenty of white cubans and colombians who are racist towards blacks in Miami there's also a mixture of puerto ricans, dominicans, and cubans who are also often "black" thus being AFRO LATINOS who speak spanish fluently. Often times at work or in public here in Los Angeles I encounter hispanics who's body language and ridiculous stares seem to indicate that they are uncomfortable around blacks. GOD FORBID I SAY SOMETHING TO THEM IN SPANISH! ITS LIKE THEY'VE JUST SEEN A GHOST! Never the less this just goes to show the ignorance of too many central american latinos who migrate to this country. Many of them have never seen a black person and cant even write their native spanish language fluently. IF AMERICA IS PLANNING ON GIVING THEM AMNESTY THEY ALSO NEED TO GIVE THEM A COURSE ON CULTURE AND DIVERSITY BECAUSE IF NOT THE ANTI BLACK RACISM THAT THEY BRING FROM THEIR COUNTRIES WHICH ARE MOSTLY POPULATED BY "MESTIZO" meaning white and indian bloodlines is going to continue to create conflict between them and african americans who are now perceiving the same thing i perceive daily here in los angeles. Not only is it in L.A. but other u.s. cities in the south where there are now large mexican and central american populations in areas predominantly black are reporting the same conflict and distrust. New York has one of the highest black populations in the U.S. and there are plenty of latinos from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico and I have never heard of any type of conflict between latinos and blacks in New York. Carribean latinos are much more educated and diverse than the typical Mexican or central american immigrant that comes to the u.s. and being black in their countries is not some sort of taboo like in Mexico. I would love to see them start talking smack in spanish or trying to cut in front of some black dominican standing in line thinking he doesn't speak spanish. One of my friends who is black and from Puerto Rico told me about how he went to some latin organization here in L.A. seeking funding for a play he was producing. When he arrived they saw he was black they didn't believe he could be Latino and from Puerto Rico. It's kinda like when they ask me do I speak spanish and I say yes they continue talking to me in some horrible broken english because they can't believe a black person could possibly speak spanish. Then they realize I write it better than they do. GET EDUCATED PEOPLE! L.A. LATINOS NOT LIKING BLACKS MAKES NO SENSE WHEN MANY BLACKS ARE LATINOS ALSO. DON'T BELIEVE ME THEN JUST GO TO CUBA, PUERTO RICO, HONDURAS, COSTA RICA, PANAMA AND MANY OTHER LATIN AMERICAN NATIONS. besides latino is not a race therefore mexican gangs committing hate crimes against blacks in the name of some latino racial brotherhood makes no sense. and all latinos arent short nor look "indigenous" or "INIDIO". Many are black and white as well. [mod cut]

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Old 01-14-2008, 02:20 PM
 
Location: SW Kansas
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I doubt this will make you feel any better, but they don't like whites any better! As for granting amnesty, I sincerely hope not. Giving them a course in manners is what first comes to my mind.
 
Old 01-14-2008, 08:00 PM
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Location: NEFL/Chi, IL
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Old 01-14-2008, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Moving this one to Immigration, it falls more into that targeted sub-category.
 
Old 01-14-2008, 08:32 PM
 
Location: California
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Whats going on in L.A is very sad indeed. Hispanic gangs see Blacks as a threat against them hence the "ethnic cleansing" that has been going on. Let us not forget the taboo between Mexicans and Blacks. I have heard many times "What?!?! How can you date a Black person!" But when a Mexican is dating a White person the tables are turned completely. I also don't think the Hip-hop/rap culture is helping blacks anymore than it is already.
 
Old 01-14-2008, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Originally Posted by chele123 View Post
I doubt this will make you feel any better, but they don't like whites any better! As for granting amnesty, I sincerely hope not. Giving them a course in manners is what first comes to my mind.
Yet; most 'Anglo' hating Mestizos seem to fear White Hispanics.

It must be that peon/patron thing from back home.
 
Old 01-14-2008, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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Originally Posted by blksophisticado View Post
I am an american born black man who speaks spanish fluently and I am disturbed by the great amount of ignorance and resistance towards african americans that l.a. hispanics mainly of MEXICAN and SALVADORIAN origen hold towards blacks. I recently moved back to L.A. after living in Miami for a year and I am trying to become adjusted to life in Los Angeles once again. That being said one cannot ignore the fact that being black in L.A. means being greatly out numbered by hispanics. Before I left Miami I heard stories about mexican gangs shooting blacks for no reason and lots of tension between mexican gangs and black gangs. This is a totally different situation from what takes places in Miami. Although there are plenty of white cubans and colombians who are racist towards blacks in Miami there's also a mixture of puerto ricans, dominicans, and cubans who are also often "black" thus being AFRO LATINOS who speak spanish fluently. Often times at work or in public here in Los Angeles I encounter hispanics who's body language and ridiculous stares seem to indicate that they are uncomfortable around blacks. GOD FORBID I SAY SOMETHING TO THEM IN SPANISH! ITS LIKE THEY'VE JUST SEEN A GHOST! Never the less this just goes to show the ignorance of too many central american latinos who migrate to this country. Many of them have never seen a black person and cant even write their native spanish language fluently. IF AMERICA IS PLANNING ON GIVING THEM AMNESTY THEY ALSO NEED TO GIVE THEM A COURSE ON CULTURE AND DIVERSITY BECAUSE IF NOT THE ANTI BLACK RACISM THAT THEY BRING FROM THEIR COUNTRIES WHICH ARE MOSTLY POPULATED BY "MESTIZO" meaning white and indian bloodlines is going to continue to create conflict between them and african americans who are now perceiving the same thing i perceive daily here in los angeles. Not only is it in L.A. but other u.s. cities in the south where there are now large mexican and central american populations in areas predominantly black are reporting the same conflict and distrust. New York has one of the highest black populations in the U.S. and there are plenty of latinos from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico and I have never heard of any type of conflict between latinos and blacks in New York. Carribean latinos are much more educated and diverse than the typical Mexican or central american immigrant that comes to the u.s. and being black in their countries is not some sort of taboo like in Mexico. I would love to see them start talking smack in spanish or trying to cut in front of some black dominican standing in line thinking he doesn't speak spanish. One of my friends who is black and from Puerto Rico told me about how he went to some latin organization here in L.A. seeking funding for a play he was producing. When he arrived they saw he was black they didn't believe he could be Latino and from Puerto Rico. It's kinda like when they ask me do I speak spanish and I say yes they continue talking to me in some horrible broken english because they can't believe a black person could possibly speak spanish. Then they realize I write it better than they do. GET EDUCATED PEOPLE! L.A. LATINOS NOT LIKING BLACKS MAKES NO SENSE WHEN MANY BLACKS ARE LATINOS ALSO. DON'T BELIEVE ME THEN JUST GO TO CUBA, PUERTO RICO, HONDURAS, COSTA RICA, PANAMA AND MANY OTHER LATIN AMERICAN NATIONS. besides latino is not a race therefore mexican gangs committing hate crimes against blacks in the name of some latino racial brotherhood makes no sense. and all latinos arent short nor look "indigenous" or "INIDIO". Many are black and white as well. [mod cut]
brother, it is not just an LA thing. I live in Northern VA and, from a brother, i get most of the same dirty looks that you get from a lot of (not all) mexicans and salvadorians. The only thing that keeps them only looking is i'm 6'4 and 280. I think that most hispanic gangs are fighting to be the most powerful people of color in the US and are killing blacks b/c they see blacks as the biggest threats to them.

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Old 01-14-2008, 08:39 PM
 
Location: California
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brother, it is not just an LA thing. I live in Northern VA and, from a brother, i get most of the same dirty looks that you get from a lot (not all) mexicans and salvadorians. The only thing that keeps them only looking is i'm 6'4 and 280.
In my neighborhood it is actually the Blacks and Mexicans who are friendly and seem to dislike the Whites. Of course there aren't many Blacks and Mexicans in my neighborhood to start out with.
 
Old 01-14-2008, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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In my neighborhood it is actually the Blacks and Mexicans who are friendly and seem to dislike the Whites. Of course there aren't many Blacks and Mexicans in my neighborhood to start out with.
well i dont know what goes on in the bay but i know what goes on in NoVA.
 
Old 01-14-2008, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Helena, Montana
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Originally Posted by chele123 View Post
I doubt this will make you feel any better, but they don't like whites any better! As for granting amnesty, I sincerely hope not. Giving them a course in manners is what first comes to my mind.
I was thinking the exact same thing. While obviously not all latinos or illegals are predjudiced, those that are part of the "La Raza" or "Aztlan" crowd hate anyone who is not one of them. They will call white Americans racist, and then turn around and degrade the blacks within their community. Hypocrites.
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