I got this following email today and, I’m not going to lie, I thought, why did I get this email sent to me? Then it got me upset because it may not be racist, or meant to be racist, but it was wrong and misunderstood and biased. My commentary is at the bottom. Please read and let me know what you think. By the way, I would have written to this person but I didn’t get the email address of the person who wrote it and sent it out. Here it is:
IN GOD WE TRUST!
THIS IS MY COUNTRY!
And, because I make This statement
Mean I’m against immigration!!!
YOU ARE WELCOME HERE, IN MY COUNTRY!
Welcome! To come through legally:
1. Get a sponsor!
2. Get a place to lay your head!
3. Get a job!
4. Live By OUR Rules!
5. Pay YOUR Taxes!
6. Learn the LANGUAGE like immigrants
have in the past!!!
7. Please don’t demand that we hand over our lifetime
savings of Social Security Funds to you.
If you don’t want to forward this for fear of offending someone,
Then YOU’RE PART OF THE PROBLEM!
When will AMERICANS STOP giving away THEIR RIGHTS???
We’ve gone so far the other way…
bent over backwards not to offend anyone.
But it seems no one cares about the
that’s being offended!
WAKE UP America !!!
If You agree…. Pass this on.
If You don’t agree.. Delete It !!!
First of all, parts of the United States belonged to Mexico first, but you knew that right? So let’s move on. Secondly, immigrants are learning English at a faster rate now than they were back in the day. It’s been proven. It has also been shown that people didn’t learn English too fast in prior generations. Tell your Polish grandma to learn the language. (Huffington Post article) There are more articles, just Google them.
In 2000 there were well over 35,000,000 Latinos in the United States, so not all of us are illegal, we all work our asses off to have jobs just like the next person and we pay our taxes.The acculturated ENGLISH SPEAKING LATINO is the nation’s FASTEST GROWING demographic. We’re proud Latinos but at the same time we know we’re American. We wouldn’t be where we are today without this country. I get it.
You don’t say anything about rules to the citizens in jail for killing their spouses do you? And I’m sure they had a right to commit such malicious crimes in this country since they’re citizens.
Yes, people died for THIS country and whoever you are, it wasn’t just YOUR great-grandfather or YOUR grandfather who fought. Many, MANY Mexicans have served in the US forces and have died EVEN WITHOUT BEING CITIZENS. Why? Because they believed in this country as much as you do. They believed that as long as they were good people they would eventually have the same rights. They believed in the good of the country and, citizens or not, Latinos have been in the front lines fighting alongside YOUR grandfather and great-grandfather.
When was the last time you saw a Mexican begging for change? I never have. And I say that with certainty. Why? Because Mexicans are taught to work hard and do well. Mexicans are taught to provide and survive. That’s why they were asked to come up to work in YOUR fields, help build YOUR railroads all while their paisanos were living in Texas as third class citizens all because the BORDER CROSSED THEM. How fair is that? Would you like to know that someone came in, took your town over and then proceeded to put up “NO MEXICANS” on restaurants and water fountains? Mexicans went through the same thing as Black people and have never been acknowledged for that until now.
So whoever you are, don’t point fingers at Mexicans when we’ve been here just as long as your family has, have fought in the same wars that your grandfathers have and have struggled to survive because of a corrupt and heinous government who cares nothing for the poor and suffering in your neighboring country. Every Mexican and Mexican-American born in this country, naturalized or not, believes in what America stands for and since the Germans and the Italians got to do it and live happily ever after, many still think there’s hope for them. Get your facts straight.
Writing an email like that just means that you didn’t do your homework and again, you’re just another one who doesn’t understand.