I got this email today. I didn’t forward it. You know why?

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:


My great grandfather watched as his friends died in the Civil War, my father watched as his friends died in WW II, and I watched as my friends died in Vietnam.
None of them died for the Mexican Flag.
Everyone died for the U.S. flag.
Just this week, here in Texas, a student raised a Mexican flag on a school flag pole; another student took it down.
Guess who was expelled…the kid who took it down.
Kids in high school in California were sent home this week on Cinco de Mayo because they wore T-shirts with the American flag printed on them.
Enough is enough.
The below e-mail message needs to be viewed by every American; and every American needs to stand up for America.
We’ve bent over to appease the America-haters long enough.
I’m taking a stand.
I’m standing up because the hundreds of thousands who died fighting in wars for this country, and for the U.S. flag can’t stand up.
If you agree, stand up with me.
If you disagree, please let me know.
I will gladly remove you from my e-mail list.
And shame on anyone who tries to make this a racist message.
A Map Of My Country:

Let me make this perfectly clear!

And, because I make This statement


Mean I’m against immigration!!!


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,

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.


  1. Another RACIST comment!!! I don’t seen ANYONE complaining if a Polish flag is put up and I don’t see anyone complaing about St. Patrick’s Day. Personally I’m sick and tired of this crap! It’s time for LATINOS to stand up? How much more can we take?? We are US Citizens, but some people still won’t say we are. We are looked as second class citizens and in my opinion ENOUGH is ENOUGH! LATINOS STAND UP!!!!

  2. When will people truly understand? … On both sides there is unimaginable ignorance and it’s that stupid thing we call pride that refrains us from seeing that it’s not black and white and there many truths that both sides don’t know. I dunno. Guess it’s time to go live in Canada, oh wait … they have a KKK, too. Great.

  3. I lost a friend because of e-mails like the one above. Sadly, my “friend” is half Mexican half Polish. Even she agreed with the ignorance stated in those e-mails and refused to look at the facts because, of course, her appeareance is that of an all american girl. When will all this crazed madness end. Why so much hate, I ask?

    I don’t agree with those e-mails and I have gladly deleted them from my inbox. I don’t know if I did wrong by deleting my friendship as well. I do know one thing though, I will STAND UP for my LATINOS any day.

  4. Received this e-mail as well and thought how ignorant. It is a tidal wave going on in this country, a fight for the soul of America and as an active, black, proud liberal, I am ready to stand with Latinos and fight. Fight ignorance. Fight one-sided disinformation. Fight at the ballot box. A strong Latino and black contingent would be an unstoppable political force. It is time.

  5. Thank you Christina. I just got the same email today, July 7. 2011. I Googled some key phrases to get background information so I could make a reply to the sender and found yours! I don’t have to compose a reply, I’m sending yours. My family roots are German, French and Welsh; my husband’s are Czech, but i’m tired of emails that lie about anything or spread acrimony. Please don’t just delete these, REPLY back without being hateful yourself. If the person was so careless as to leave in the addresses of the other people that received the same email, you can use REPLY ALL and send you message to all of them. Push back, one on one, with respect. The only antidote to hate is love.

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