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Old 08-05-2008, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I know this isn't a major city, but there is a Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in a fairly wealthy neighborhood of whites, Indians, and East Asians in Edison, NJ. Because anything named after MLK is usually in a black area of town, I was surprised when I drove by this school and saw *ZERO* black people out and about in the surrounding neighborhoods of $500,000-$800,000 homes.
Wow! That is interesting.
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Old 08-05-2008, 11:13 AM
 
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Dallas City Hall Blog | The Dallas Morning News

"In a surprising and sudden vote, the committee has voted unanimously to recommend renaming Ross Avenue for Cesar Chavez."

scroll down and read scathing reaction from citizens
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Old 08-05-2008, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Dallas City Hall Blog | The Dallas Morning News

"In a surprising and sudden vote, the committee has voted unanimously to recommend renaming Ross Avenue for Cesar Chavez."

scroll down and read scathing reaction from citizens
Thanks for the update.

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Mr. Rasansky didn't vote because of a conflict of interest. But his suggestion that a quid pro quo deal had been cut prior to the meeting malingered after he left the room.
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Old 08-05-2008, 11:30 AM
 
Location: San Diego North County
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Talk about sweet irony here: Chavez was quite anti illegal immigrant

MEChA would hate his guts today
Not only is AZ completely correct about Chavez (he and those who worked for him were not very kind to those they caught sneaking over the border) but I personally object.

Ross Avenue is an important street in Dallas, one might say that it is historically so. To call it by any other name should be totally out of the question. It would be like changing the names of Hollywood and Vine.
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Old 08-05-2008, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Not only is AZ completely correct about Chavez (he and those who worked for him were not very kind to those they caught sneaking over the border) but I personally object.

Ross Avenue is an important street in Dallas, one might say that it is historically so. To call it by any other name should be totally out of the question. It would be like changing the names of Hollywood and Vine.
TY for having my back there.

Again; the irony as of late, every time the pro illegal fans want something (hijacking Chavez's good name for their morally bankrupt cause)--------the Law of Unintended Consequences blows up in their faces.
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Old 08-05-2008, 03:22 PM
 
Location: California
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Talk about sweet irony here: Chavez was quite anti illegal immigrant

MEChA would hate his guts today
Theres no irony. The people proposing the street to be named Chavez arent an illegal or pro-illegal group. Mecha has nothign to do with this.

This is just a street that Hispanics are pushing to be named after another Hispanic.

In fact, this post has NOTHING to do with immigration.
Why are you guys bent out of shape over this? This a post about Hispanics, legal Hispanics at that.

Usually, people try to make some kind of far-fetched tie between irrelavant posts and immigration, but I dont see how anyone can do so with this post.



Unless I missed something.
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Old 08-05-2008, 04:27 PM
 
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Yes you missed that the protest march of illegal immigrants demanding rights was on Ross Avenue.
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Old 08-05-2008, 04:38 PM
 
Location: California
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Yes you missed that the protest march of illegal immigrants demanding rights was on Ross Avenue.
What does that have to do with the street being named after Chavez?
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Old 08-05-2008, 05:54 PM
 
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What does that have to do with the street being named after Chavez?

It's because its Chavez. We don't want any more Spanish road signs. If it was Gates, it would be an entirely different story.
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Old 08-05-2008, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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It's because its Chavez. We don't want any more Spanish road signs. If it was Gates, it would be an entirely different story.
Why not David G. Farragut instead?

(Mach50 knows of who I speak of )
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