i agree with you, especially in regard to social class. i have met some upper class mexicans and they are very nice people. not necessarily assimilated, but they are excellent citizens.
posted on 02/24/2004 11:57:03 PM PST
my impression of the hispanic people whom i have met on long island (and years ago in CA) is that they are pretty much like everybody else (i.e., most good; some bad.)
everybody is always bringing up the bad behavior at soccer games, where the mex-ams boo the national anthem or attack somebody. however, the brits (those guys who started the US) are always killing other brits at soccer games, and the children's soccer games that i have been to on long island are not much better than the ones in LA, in terms of spectator behavior.
i suspect that in a few years, the mex-ams will identify much more with america than they will with mexico, even if they claim the opposite.
posted on 02/25/2004 12:04:12 AM PST
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