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Old 09-06-2012, 06:37 AM
 
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The Hispanic Texas mayor whose keynote speech wowed the Democratic National Convention crowd Wednesday night draws political inspiration from his mother – who was a member of a radical civil rights movement and who reportedly thinks the truth behind the Battle of the Alamo is that Texans swiped Mexico’s land.

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Old 09-06-2012, 10:15 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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The Hispanic Texas mayor whose keynote speech wowed the Democratic National Convention crowd Wednesday night draws political inspiration from his mother – who was a member of a radical civil rights movement and who reportedly thinks the truth behind the Battle of the Alamo is that Texans swiped Mexico’s land.

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I can't blame her at all. She comes from a generation where some Anglos would constantly mistreat Mexican americans. The Anglos pointed to the Alamo as kind of a "you lost the War so we have the right to abuse you" bragging rights- even though the Texians actually lost at the Battle of the Alamo and won the Battle of San Jacinto, the one that they actually won. Texas schoolchildren were constantly taught that Travis, Bowie, Crockett, Fannin, Sam Houston were the "good guys" and that Sta Anna and his army of murderers were evil and inferior. We weren't taught about deZavala, Navarro, Seguin and all of the other fearless Tejanos of mex descent that fought and died in the Battle of the Alamo.
Rosie Castro did a lot of good in San Antonio like starting a boycott of the famed downtown Joske's Dept store who had a policy of only hiring Anglo saleswomen or light-skinned mexican-americans. Because of her efforts with the COPS , Joskes was desegregated and SA changed the way that it elected city councilmen with " single member districts" instead of "at large". She paved the way for Henry Cisneros as well as her sons. They have every right to be proud of her.

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Old 09-06-2012, 10:24 PM
 
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Ok, this thread has been thoughtfully and lovingly murdered.

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Old 09-06-2012, 10:57 PM
 
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What lack of gratitude.

If the US hadn't "stole" this land that the Spaniards stole from the Indians, all these people would still have had to flee their country and get to the USA to survive. Of course most of these USA - haters were not living in the former northern territory of New Spain in the first place -- they were living well inside the Mexican interior and would have sold their souls to get to the big easy money of the USA.
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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What lack of gratitude.

If the US hadn't "stole" this land that the Spaniards stole from the Indians, all these people would still have had to flee their country and get to the USA to survive. Of course most of these USA - haters were not living in the former northern territory of New Spain in the first place -- they were living well inside the Mexican interior and would have sold their souls to get to the big easy money of the USA.
Honestly why do you give a crap what an elderly woman from a different generation and culture thinks? Give it a rest already.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:44 AM
 
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I can't blame her at all. She comes from a generation where some Anglos would constantly mistreat Mexican americans. The Anglos pointed to the Alamo as kind of a "you lost the War so we have the right to abuse you" bragging rights- even though the Texians actually lost at the Battle of the Alamo and won the Battle of San Jacinto, the one that they actually won. Texas schoolchildren were constantly taught that Travis, Bowie, Crockett, Fannin, Sam Houston were the "good guys" and that Sta Anna and his army of murderers were evil and inferior. We weren't taught about deZavala, Navarro, Seguin and all of the other fearless Tejanos of mex descent that fought and died in the Battle of the Alamo.
Rosie Castro did a lot of good in San Antonio like starting a boycott of the famed downtown Joske's Dept store who had a policy of only hiring Anglo saleswomen or light-skinned mexican-americans. Because of her efforts with the COPS , Joskes was desegregated and SA changed the way that it elected city councilmen with " single member districts" instead of "at large". She paved the way for Henry Cisneros as well as her sons. They have every right to be proud of her.
When someone lives in the past and hates on a certain race or ethnic group of their fellow citizens because of the past they are dividing this nation. It is childish and immature. I know many businesses here in Calif. that will only hire Hispanics so what is the point?
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:47 AM
 
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Honestly why do you give a crap what an elderly woman from a different generation and culture thinks? Give it a rest already.
Oh and I thought that we were allowed to express our opinions under the topics in this forum. It isn't any of your business why malamute or anyone else has a problem with the views of this woman and wants to express them.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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The Hispanic Texas mayor whose keynote speech wowed the Democratic National Convention crowd Wednesday night draws political inspiration from his mother – who was a member of a radical civil rights movement and who reportedly thinks the truth behind the Battle of the Alamo is that Texans swiped Mexico’s land.

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Let's give her California and call it even.
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