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The New Face of Racism: Why African-American and Latino Racial Tensions Won’t Disappear Anytime Soon
Cross Action News ^ | 12-23-08 | Paige Perkins

Posted on 12/23/2008 11:53:21 AM PST by Victory111

The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations recently presented a report about how hate crimes stacked up in Los Angeles County for the year of 2006. The report came back with some interesting figures on the rising tensions between African-American and Latino communities. Hate crimes directed towards African-Americans have been on the rise leading many to abandon their communities. According to an analysis by Manuel Pastor, a University of California, Santa Cruz professor, the Highland Park area was 80 percent black and 20 percent Hispanic in 1980. By 2000, it was 60 percent Hispanic, 40 percent black.

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TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: africanamericans; gangviolence; illegalimmigration; immigration; la; latinos; liberalbigots; racebaiting; racialdivision

1 posted on 12/23/2008 11:53:22 AM PST by Victory111
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To: Victory111

Somehow it will still be our fault!


2 posted on 12/23/2008 11:55:14 AM PST by aliquando (A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
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To: aliquando

NO way! Everything is Bush’s fault!


3 posted on 12/23/2008 12:00:28 PM PST by rodguy911 (HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE--GO SARAHCUDA !!)
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To: Victory111

I still get a kick out of how the libs made “Latinos” something other than Caucasians . . . what a shock that must have been . . . but, of course, if they can get gummit’ freebies, then why not?


4 posted on 12/23/2008 12:01:55 PM PST by laweeks
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To: Victory111

ping for later read


5 posted on 12/23/2008 12:01:55 PM PST by MinnesotaLibertarian
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To: Victory111

Unfortunately, they put aside their differences long enough to vote for the politician who promises to take the most money from Whitey and give it to them.


6 posted on 12/23/2008 12:07:22 PM PST by lady lawyer
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To: laweeks
I still get a kick out of how the libs made “Latinos” something other than Caucasians . . . what a shock that must have been

They are not Caucasians. They are Mestizos, which is a mix of European (mostly Spanish/Portuguese) and Amerindian.
7 posted on 12/23/2008 12:07:57 PM PST by joseph20 (...to ourselves and our Posterity...)
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To: Victory111
"According to an analysis by Manuel Pastor, a University of California, Santa Cruz professor, the Highland Park area was 80 percent black and 20 percent Hispanic in 1980"

Gross and inaccurate generalization. Not one caucasian or asian was there in 1980? Precise 4 to 1 relative statistics of black to hispanic? Not likely!

8 posted on 12/23/2008 12:12:26 PM PST by research99
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To: Victory111; gubamyster

“interesting figures on the rising tensions between African-American and Latino communities. Hate crimes directed towards African-Americans have been on the rise leading many to abandon their communities. According to an analysis..... the Highland Park area was 80 percent black and 20 percent Hispanic in 1980. By 2000, it was 60 percent Hispanic, 40 percent black.”

Talk to the Jamiel Shaw family and hundreds like them who have been murdered by Latino gangbangers for no other reason than NOT being Latino. The new latino immigrants are the most racist group I’ve ever witnessed.


9 posted on 12/23/2008 12:12:43 PM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925)
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To: Victory111

Another distraction from this problem called “the War on Drugs”. If these groups all come together and sing “It’s a small world after all”, I’m sure everything will be hunky dory. Meanwhile, let’s see what new drug war victories our incoming (ex?-druggy) president brings about.


10 posted on 12/23/2008 12:13:37 PM PST by dr_who
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To: joseph20

Excuse me, not all, not even most, “latinos” are mestizos.


11 posted on 12/23/2008 12:14:13 PM PST by cll (Carthage must be destroyed)
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To: Victory111

“In the early 1990s a struggle for identity amongst African-Americans could be seen in the rise in drugs, gang membership and violence in Los Angeles.”

Huh?


12 posted on 12/23/2008 12:14:41 PM PST by pappyone (New to Freep, still working a tag line.)
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To: Victory111

GANGS are the culprit.

Families are being attacked and kids are looking for the acceptance of family, so they drift into gang-families.

It’s probably simpler than the psychologists want to admit. Strengthen the family, end many of the gang activity hate-crimes.

Is it really “hate” or is it just “crime?”


13 posted on 12/23/2008 12:15:57 PM PST by HighlyOpinionated (Cultural conditions, not gun laws, are the most important factors in a nation's crime rate.)
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To: joseph20

“Latinos; they are not Caucasians. They are Mestizos, which is a mix of European (mostly Spanish/Portuguese) and Amerindian. “

Oink! What if we just called them Americans (that is, if they’re citizens) . . . would that do for the libs?


14 posted on 12/23/2008 12:16:07 PM PST by laweeks
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To: joseph20

Of course most Caucasians aren’t Caucasians either—except for Armenians, Azerbaijanis, Georgians, Ossetians, and a few other groups. Why did that become a synonym for “white”?


15 posted on 12/23/2008 12:22:31 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: research99

They don’t count freeway traffic.


16 posted on 12/23/2008 12:22:31 PM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: research99
Gross and inaccurate generalization. Not one caucasian or asian was there in 1980? Precise 4 to 1 relative statistics of black to hispanic? Not likely!

While I do take those figures as being approximations, I don't doubt that they're reasonably close ones.

Given the area, the combined number of Caucasian and Asian residents probably amounts to little more than a rounding error in statistical terms.

17 posted on 12/23/2008 12:34:43 PM PST by Bob
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To: cll
not all, not even most, “latinos” are mestizos.

True, although the preponderance of those arriving in Southern California from Mexico and Central America may well be.

My Spanish-speaking church congregation includes people who are obviously Maya or Aztec, among the Mexicans: they look just like the carvings. We have Peruvians with distinctive Inca features. Colombians, Argentinians, and Puerto Ricans, along with some of the Mexicans, often look like undifferentiated "white" Americans; often more tan than I am, but not more than those of my children who picked up the Cherokee skin tone from their dad. Panamanians and Cubans can appear pure European, or be black.

18 posted on 12/23/2008 12:46:11 PM PST by Tax-chick ("Hairless men weird me out worse than hairless cats." ~Trailerpark Badass)
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To: Victory111

especially now, in these financial difficult times, when more and more (African-) Americans are willing to work those jobs that are usually occupied by (illegal) latino immigratns.


19 posted on 12/23/2008 12:57:30 PM PST by Masti
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To: Tax-chick

Nice observation.

PS, Great tag-line, it made me smile and chuckle.


20 posted on 12/23/2008 12:57:58 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Victory111

I’ll be in Highland Park tomorrow night, as that is where my in-laws (Filipino)live. It was a terrible neighborhood 20 years ago when I first met my wife & has gone even lower since then.


21 posted on 12/23/2008 12:58:56 PM PST by gubamyster
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To: cll

Well, I don’t know about Puerto Rico or other nearby islands, but the people of South and Central America are a mix of Amerindians and Europeans from Spain/Portugal.

The term for this mix is Mestizo, and it comes in varying degrees of mixture. The African mix that comes from the slave trade on the islands is something else altogether.


22 posted on 12/23/2008 1:20:48 PM PST by joseph20 (...to ourselves and our Posterity...)
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To: joseph20
but the people of South and Central America are a mix of Amerindians and Europeans from Spain/Portugal.

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For the most part but Guyana, Surinam, Brazil and Belize don't fit that mold for various reasons.

23 posted on 12/23/2008 1:25:44 PM PST by wtc911 ("How you gonna get back down that hill?")
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To: Victory111

It is actually funny, in a pathetic sort of way, to see the usual PC suspects try to confront what amounts to a situation of ethnic cleansing. “But (snivel), why can’t we all be friends? (snivel, whimper).”

For years, the Mexican mafia has been very clear that it does not want blacks in any Mexican neighborhood in LA. And in LA, the MM has long had so much power that it *ordered* the Crips and the Bloods to have a cease fire, “or else” the MM would systematically exterminate whoever defied them.

But the MM were purely businessmen, in it for the money. Now they are being joined by MS-13, which probably rates #2 behind al-Qaeda for being dangerously crazy. MS-13 even tried to defy the FBI, which was a bad strategic decision on their part. The FBI can play hardball too, and is not very forgiving at all.

Add to this mess the drug gang civil war going on in Mexico right now, which is showing potential to spill over into the US, which would dangerously piss off the feds and end up with a LOT of dead gang bangers.

About the only thing a black family could do to protect itself would be to intermarry with a Mexican family. Otherwise, they will be shouldered out, because the Mexicans are much better organized, and are willing to invest the time to get the territory.


24 posted on 12/23/2008 1:27:29 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: joseph20; Tax-chick

Most people in Puerto Rico are descendants of white (but not Nordic) Canary Islanders (Spanish), mainland Spanish, and some other European ethnicities to include Irish, German, Corsican, Italian and some French.

There’s a large degree of inter-marriage of whites with descendants of West African slaves. There’s virtually no mix with Native Americans, and the resulting mestizoing (is that even a word?), since most of the Puerto Rico native population was wiped out early during Spanish rule.

Now, since most of Spain was occupied by the Moors for 700 years, our Spanish ancestors in turn had some mix with Arabs and North Africans in their blood, along with their culture.


25 posted on 12/23/2008 1:32:58 PM PST by cll (Carthage must be destroyed)
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To: Victory111

From 1967 to 1970, I was in a Middle School in the San Fernando Valley. In my homeroom, there was a young mexican girl and a young black guy. They argued for THREE years about WHO was darker.

Not Bush’s fault. It’s “Let’s hate whitey” race pimps fault.


26 posted on 12/23/2008 1:40:25 PM PST by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publici scholae)
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To: Victory111
...the Highland Park area was 80 percent black and 20 percent Hispanic in 1980.

This isn't quite true. I grew up a stone's throw from there and it was probably a bit over half Hispanic in 1980, and AFAIK, never had a large black population. Now it's at least 80% Hispanic.
27 posted on 12/23/2008 2:07:02 PM PST by ruination
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To: Tax-chick
Trust me:
In L.A. "Latino" means mexican.
Yes, there are other Latin American immigrants and, yes, they have physical differences.
But, Mexico and (now) Salvador proivide the problems that others either suffer or attempt to copy.

Also, IIRC, Cheryl Greene did not come from Highland Park, she lived about 25 miles south.

Fact of the matter is that ethnic groups tend to follow other ethnic groups.
Italians edged out Irish, who had edged out Germans and Poles, and so it goes. Cambodians and Vietnamese have edged out "others" to form their own communities in the same period as this article discusses,
Diference is that it is easier to get shot if you get crosswise in the Latino (sic) vs Black interface.

28 posted on 12/23/2008 2:21:50 PM PST by norton
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To: norton

As Thomas Sowell had pointed it, back in the nineteenth century, Poles edged out blacks in Detroit.


29 posted on 12/23/2008 2:46:32 PM PST by dbz77
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To: Victory111
Gotta love diversity.

In NY we had the Latin Kings beating up on disunited black gangs and independents in jails. The results was the creation of the United Blood Nation, which terrorize both other gangs and hit civilians.

30 posted on 12/23/2008 3:02:08 PM PST by rmlew (The loyal opposition to a regime dedicated to overthrowing the Constitution are accomplices.)
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To: Victory111

The same pattern of violence occurred when blacks moved into formerly white neighborhoods 30-40 years ago. Notice, you don’t see me crying...


31 posted on 12/23/2008 3:13:15 PM PST by Clemenza (Red is the Color of Virility, Blue is the Color of Impotence)
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