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subroc
05-08-2010, 02:28 PM
is just calling someone a mexican considered a racial epithet?

Is this the media just trying to turn a video of an arrest more than it needs to be?

http://www.kirotv.com/video/23482801/index.html

BonMallari
05-08-2010, 03:10 PM
the word "mexican" never used to be a racial epithet until the PC crowd took over,now it seems to be the preferred term is "hispanic" or "latino" and much of that is fueled by the fact that El Salvadorans,Guatemalans and many other central Americans detest being mistaken for being Mexican

Kind of like people from Hawaii hate being referred to as oriental, when the correct term should be American

Personally ,I see the media fueling the "race" debate , all you saw was one protest or another or one celebrity or another saying how they detest the new Arizona law.Az should have learned from NV the best way to break up angry crowds protesting is to pull up a dozen INS vans, you want to talk about making a crowd disperse

dnf777
05-08-2010, 03:26 PM
Kind of like people from Hawaii hate being referred to as oriental, when the correct term should be American

I think people from the Orient hate being referred to as "oriental". Rugs and decor are oriental.

I still find it amusing that our country was named after an Italian. And even more amusing how few people realize that.

And to the original question: YES! The media will never let a chance to stir up racism, fear, or hanky-panky get by! Its all about ratings.

road kill
05-08-2010, 03:28 PM
Everything is about race now.


rk

depittydawg
05-08-2010, 03:34 PM
Everything is about race now.


rk


Starting with the constitutional debates on Slavery and right up to the present, race has always been a hot topic in America.

M&K's Retrievers
05-08-2010, 09:17 PM
is just calling someone a mexican considered a racial epithet?

Is this the media just trying to turn a video of an arrest more than it needs to be?

http://www.kirotv.com/video/23482801/index.html

I don't know what the media is trying to do but what the police did blows!

subroc
05-08-2010, 09:19 PM
There are a lot of right wing neo-cons who call some people from Hawaii - Kenyans

and there are a lot of left wing radical estremists that like to use the word neo-con

depittydawg
05-08-2010, 09:53 PM
is just calling someone a mexican considered a racial epithet?

Is this the media just trying to turn a video of an arrest more than it needs to be?

http://www.kirotv.com/video/23482801/index.html

When it's combined with a kick to the head to a man lying flat on his back it is not only racial, it is illegal. That cop needs to be fired. Period.

Marvin S
05-08-2010, 10:02 PM
is just calling someone a mexican considered a racial epithet?

Is this the media just trying to turn a video of an arrest more than it needs to be?

http://www.kirotv.com/video/23482801/index.html

The officer was on TV tonight apologizing all over the place, seems the guy he was kicking in the head was released as he had not participated in the robbery :). The officer's conduct was very unprofessional & he will probably lose his job over his actions, as he should.

Cops up here are running a little trigger happy, even our lefty's notice they shoot 1st & ask later.

We just had the Craigslist murder over a diamond ring purchase that really was a heist. One of the participants has a father living in the area, cops go to his home, he refuses them entry, they arrest him & throw him in the clink overnight. The guy has to bail himself out & he's not real happy, as I would not be if that happened to me.

Of course all the politico's are pandering to law enforcement so they are running a little loose.

Uncle Bill
05-09-2010, 10:52 AM
Even more reason to leave this country now. After I get my demands met by our President, I'm headed south.

UB


Dear President Obama:

I'm planning to move my family and extended family into Mexico for my health, and I would like to ask you to assist me.

We're planning to simply walk across the border from the U.S. Into Mexico, and we'll need your help to make a few arrangements.

We plan to skip all the legal stuff like visas, passports, immigration quotas and laws.

I'm sure they handle those things the same way you do here. So, would you mind telling your buddy, President Calderon, that I'm on my way over?

Please let him know that I will be expecting the following:

1. Free medical care for my entire family.

2. English-speaking government bureaucrats for all services I might need, whether I use them or not.

3. Please print all Mexican government forms in English.

4. I want my grandkids to be taught Spanish by English-speaking (bi-lingual) teachers.

5. Tell their schools they need to include classes on American culture and history.

6. I want my grandkids to see the American flag on one of the flag poles at their school.

7. Please plan to feed my grandkids at school for both breakfast and lunch.

8. I will need a local Mexican driver's license so I can get easy access to government services.

9. I do plan to get a car and drive in Mexico , but, I don't plan to purchase car insurance, and I probably won't make any special effort to learn local traffic laws.

10. In case one of the Mexican police officers does not get the memo from their president to leave me alone, please be sure that every patrol car has at least one English-speaking officer.

11. I plan to fly the U.S. Flag from my house top, put U S. Flag decals on my car, and have a gigantic celebration on July 4th. I do not want any complaints or negative comments from the locals.

12. I would also like to have a nice job without paying any taxes, or have any labor or tax laws enforced on any business I may start.

13. Please have the president tell all the Mexican people to be extremely nice and never say critical things about me or my family, or about the strain we might place on their economy.

14. I want to receive free food stamps.

15. Naturally, I'll expect free rent subsidies.

16. I'll need Income tax credits so although I don't pay Mexican Taxes, I'll receive money from the government.

17. Please arrange it so that the Mexican Gov't pays $4,500 to help me buy a new car.

18. Oh yes, I almost forgot, please enroll me free into the Mexican Social Security program so that I'll get a monthly income in retirement.

I know this is an easy request because you already do all these things for all his people who walk over to the U..S. From Mexico . I am sure that President Calderon won't mind returning the favor if you ask him nicely.

Thank you so much for your kind help. You're the man!!!

Blackstone
05-09-2010, 11:35 AM
I don’t think the issue is whether or not the use of “Mexican” is racial epithet. I think it has more to do with the context in which it was used. The statement the officer made was clearly meant to be derogatory. Was what happened racist? It probably was. Obviously, the fact that the officer thought the suspect was Mexican was significant to the officer. Otherwise, the officer wouldn’t have mentioned it. At the very least, it was an abuse of authority and power. IMO the officer involved should be fired. And, he should be followed closely out the door by the female officer that felt the need to stomp on the back of the suspect’s leg. What was that about? The other officers that stood around, saying and doing nothing to stop the abuse should be at least be reprimanded.

I think this sort of abuse of power is why many of the Hispanic residents of AZ, and I mean the ones here legally, are concerned about the new immigration law recently passed there.

YardleyLabs
05-09-2010, 12:02 PM
I agree. I also feel that the manner in which "Mexican" was said is the equivalent of a northern cop saying to a white southerner "I'm going to beat the f***** Rebel piss out of you, cracker." Both of the officers kicking the kid while he is lying on the concrete appear to deserve to be disciplined.