Fellow Members Of The USMB - I Am A Wetback!

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by GotZoom, May 4, 2006.

  1. GotZoom
    Offline

    GotZoom Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2005
    Messages:
    5,719
    Thanks Received:
    366
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Cordova, TN
    Ratings:
    +366
    At least this nimrod thinks so.

    ----

    Comments a University of Minnesota instructor made at a rally are causing controversy about what is and is not considered racist.

    Susana De Leon, an activist and part-time instructor of Mexican-American studies, was involved in a verbal confrontation at the rally in Owatonna.

    "Yes, people from Europe are wet backs man... their backs so wet because they had to cross an ocean to get here,” De Leon said at the rally.

    De Leon is also an immigration attorney who led the rally in Owatonna.

    She added that it is not possible for minorities to be racist against white people.

    Nathan Smit, of the Minnesota Coalition for Immigration Reduction, says he felt her comments were racist toward white people.

    “It actually almost hurt my feelings,” Smit said.

    De Leon said the confrontation escalated because members of the immigration group were being intimidating.

    "Eventually they came and shove a sign in my face, and they're murmuring under their breathe the most terrible racist things,” De Leon said. “So there's a point, yes, I take the sign and I take it away."

    Another member of the immigration reduction group said it was De Leon who escalated the confrontation – with her words.

    "I would never say those things to anybody, even if I didn't like them,” said Paul Westrum. “But the thing is, because she's a minority she thinks she can get by with it."

    Vivian Jenkins Nelson, a diversity expert from the Inter-race Institute and author of the ‘Diversity Dictionary’, would not condemn De Leon’s language, but did say it was not helpful.

    "There are much bigger conversations that need our attention and effort than name calling at a rally somewhere,” Jenkins Nelson said.

    Westrum and Smit said her language would be considered racist if a white person had used those terms.

    But Westrum is more angry that she is paid by the public.

    "I'd like to see her services terminated,” he said.

    University officials declined 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS’s request for an interview, but they said state employees have the same freedoms of speech and have the right to participate in political and social protests.

    http://kstp.com/article/stories/S15962.html?cat=1

    [​IMG]
     
  2. 5stringJeff
    Offline

    5stringJeff Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2003
    Messages:
    9,990
    Thanks Received:
    536
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Puyallup, WA
    Ratings:
    +540
    $50 says my family's been in America longer than hers.
     
  3. dilloduck
    Offline

    dilloduck Diamond Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2004
    Messages:
    53,240
    Thanks Received:
    5,552
    Trophy Points:
    1,850
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Ratings:
    +6,403
    Minnesota needs more rednecks---maybe I'll move back----NOT
     
  4. dmp
    Offline

    dmp Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2004
    Messages:
    13,088
    Thanks Received:
    741
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Enterprise, Alabama
    Ratings:
    +741
    It's sad? I dunno...but it's true - this planet - ALL OF MANKIND would be better of Susana De Leon weren't ever born. She needs to go away and die - at least look into having her reproductive organs removed.

    Wetbacks are call that cuz they SWAM across the Rio Grande - Euros took "boats" :)
     
  5. Trigg
    Offline

    Trigg Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2004
    Messages:
    774
    Thanks Received:
    69
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    midwest
    Ratings:
    +69
    why is it that people seem to think that ONLY white people can be racist.

    I don't care what color a person is, if they hate a group of people because of their color then that person is racist or has racist feelings toward others. PERIOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

Share This Page