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'White power' chanted during immigration discussion at school
KUSA TV | August 30, 2007 | Jeffrey Wolf and Nelson Garcia

Posted on 08/30/2007 7:12:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

http://www.9news.com/news/top-article.aspx?storyid=76418

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; immigrantlist; immigration; race; racebaiting; racerelations; races; racial; racism; racist; racists
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Well, that proves we're all racists, so we should just let 50 million aliens become US citizens right away to atone for our sins...
1 posted on 08/30/2007 7:12:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: All

Here’s the link:

http://www.9news.com/news/top-article.aspx?storyid=76418


2 posted on 08/30/2007 7:12:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Cuius testiculos habeas, habeas cardia et cerebellum)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just as soon as we’re done paying for slavery so tell ‘em to take a number and take a seat.


4 posted on 08/30/2007 7:14:55 PM PDT by RedCell (WHERE'S THE FENCE?!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
with at least one student chanting "white power"

At least.

5 posted on 08/30/2007 7:15:11 PM PDT by doodad
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
OK, "white power" is wrong to say.

How about "everything for the race, nothing for those not of the race" ? Is that also wrong to say?

6 posted on 08/30/2007 7:15:25 PM PDT by ikka
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This actually makes me want to puke. I used to hate to see skinhead tats when I worked in the O.R.


7 posted on 08/30/2007 7:16:21 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Unfortunately our children are faced with blatant racism in the classrooms from their illegal classmates. I’m not condoning the chant of white power and suspect it was just a stupid stunt.


8 posted on 08/30/2007 7:17:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Well, that proves we're all racists

No - but you do have to be careful about what messages you are sending to young people who may lack the ability to understand nuances. While there are differences, serious ones, between an anti-illegal immigration position and the racist one - rhetoric has often become so heated that sometimes it's hard to tell the difference.

9 posted on 08/30/2007 7:19:41 PM PDT by garbanzo (Government is not the solution to our problems. Government is the problem.)
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To: doodad

Oh, how scary. At least one! (At most one?)


10 posted on 08/30/2007 7:20:42 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Gravity! It's not just a good idea, it's the law!)
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To: cripplecreek

Maybe they resent being forced to learn a second language in order to function in their own country. I do.


11 posted on 08/30/2007 7:23:52 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Of the potential GOP front runners, FT has one of the better records on immigration.- NumbersUSA)
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To: Politicalmom

I haven’t forgotten the troubles in the schools last winter. In a way it seems like our children face the brunt of the illegal invasion.


14 posted on 08/30/2007 7:27:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: Tax-chick
Or maybe one? Maybe he (or she or it) was chanting fight power. Maybe we have a budding marxist.

The classroom discussion started with the question: Why do students need to learn Spanish?

Because learning another language is good for you. Be glad it isn't Greek. Spanish at least uses more or less the same alphabet.

15 posted on 08/30/2007 7:27:51 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (A good marriage is like a casserole, only those responsible for it really know what goes into it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
One student says “white power” and it’s a major event.

La Raza can recruit thousands to proclaim the superiority of Hispanics and nary a sound is heard in response.

Liberal white guilt at work.

16 posted on 08/30/2007 7:28:20 PM PDT by vetsvette (Bring Him Back)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think ethnic relations might be better if this Catholic school taught all the students Latin, the language of the Church.

Make Spanish optional, but require Latin.


17 posted on 08/30/2007 7:28:42 PM PDT by B Knotts (Anybody but Giuliani!)
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To: cripplecreek
Unfortunately our children are faced with blatant racism in the classrooms from their illegal classmates. I’m not condoning the chant of white power and suspect it was just a stupid stunt.

When the words of one group are banned and similar words of another group are accepted or promoted, then you should expect this to bubble up. Tyranny is not the remedy for racism.

18 posted on 08/30/2007 7:29:11 PM PDT by jimfree (Freep and ye shall find.)
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To: vetsvette

Exactly. One student. They try to make it sound worse, by qualifying it as “at least one student”.

Why not report what the other side was saying, because, honestly, they weren’t innocent in their rhetoric.


19 posted on 08/30/2007 7:30:00 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit ((Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding))
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To: Tax-chick
Oh, how scary. At least one! (At most one?)

Next we will find out that the person shouting "white power" was really on a TV set in the classroom, during a showing of a documentary of some sort.

And somehow that counts...

20 posted on 08/30/2007 7:30:25 PM PDT by jdm
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To: TonyRo76
At the end of the discussion, one student inappropriately said “white power,” two or three times.

So "one student" either has racist parents or is hanging out with the wrong kind of people. Immigration issues have nothing to do with "race."

I confused as to why a Spanish-language class is holding discussions of immigration (presumably in English). How does that advance the students' knowledge of the Spanish language?

This kind of foolishness is one reason I don't send my children to Catholic schools. They're almost as full of p.c. caca as public schools, and they cost a LOT more and are farther away.

21 posted on 08/30/2007 7:30:39 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Gravity! It's not just a good idea, it's the law!)
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To: Politicalmom
People are sure funny. I don’t remember whites getting very upset in the 60s and 70s and yelling racist when the Blacks were marching around yelling “Black Power” and wearing their t-shirts with a black fist raised that said black power. Why is it wrong for white kids to stick up for their race?
22 posted on 08/30/2007 7:30:46 PM PDT by Plains Drifter (If guns kill people, wouldn't there be a lot of dead people at gun shows?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So a few students chant “white power” in a school room somewhere in the US. Can I assume that if other students were to chant “La Raza” or Black Power in another classroom it would get the same coverage?

It appears to me the students may have had a legitimate grievance, if learning another language is mandatory.


23 posted on 08/30/2007 7:30:48 PM PDT by Dreagon
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To: RedCell
"The classroom discussion started with the question: Why do students need to learn Spanish?"

Why indeed Spanish, why not German, French Greek or even Hebrew -- no, only Spanish.

What is wrong here, since when do American children need to learn Spanish? How about Hispanic children learning English if their illegal alien parents are going to continue to send them to our taxpayer funded schools (even private ones?)

24 posted on 08/30/2007 7:31:38 PM PDT by zerosix
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

My 5-year-old is learning Greek. (The one from outer space ...)

I’m planning to start the rest of the children learning Spanish as soon as I can get my mother to buy us the computer program. It’s a useful language (which I more-or-less speak), irrespective of immigration issues.


25 posted on 08/30/2007 7:32:35 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Gravity! It's not just a good idea, it's the law!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Liberals are causing this.

They actually believe they can methodically re-structure US society on mountain upon mountain of hypocrisy and double-standards, and that the American public is going to go along with their schemes.

Kids are the most talented observers in the world. They’ll spot hypocrisy a mile away.

To have an organization literally named “THE RACE” as the national representative of Latinos (and frankly the fact Latinos, and every ethnic group indeed have representative groups) LEADS TO THIS SORT OF THINKING.

The longer groups on the left act racist, the more they devalue the entire concept of “racism”.

Eventually they will have desensitized enough young people, those young people will start trotting around with swastikas again. And attempts to explain why that’s wrong, will be met with very simple challenges. Such as: SO IS THAT OTHER THING.

Liberals will cause that. And they’re too arrogant and blind, to see it.


26 posted on 08/30/2007 7:32:40 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Communist China: Walmart's answer to that pesky 13th Amendment.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One kid. And the left will use this to “prove” all white people are racist.


27 posted on 08/30/2007 7:32:42 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: traumer

Well, it’s too bad, but as long as Hispanics are treated as a “favored race” by the media, liberals, and other social engineers, this sort of retribution is going to continue.


28 posted on 08/30/2007 7:32:46 PM PDT by KStorm (I can't think of anything to put here, so I'll leave it blank.)
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To: cripplecreek

Well, a chant of “white power” should be no more incendiary than “black power”.


29 posted on 08/30/2007 7:33:15 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (Buy a Mac ...)
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To: doodad

well they can wear shirts that scream chicano power and call white people gringos. JUST SPECIAL.


30 posted on 08/30/2007 7:33:18 PM PDT by television is just wrong (deport all illegal aliens NOW. Put all AMERICANS TO WORK FIRST. END WELFARE.i)
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To: traumer

I wonder what “inappropriate rhetoric” was discussed? Did the inappropriate language involve the illegality of illegals - it’s so unnecessary saying that - or that English is spoken in America, etc?


31 posted on 08/30/2007 7:34:13 PM PDT by caisson71
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To: ikka

don’t forget about chicano power.

in the Glendale Galleria, they sell a whole clothing line with that statement on it.


32 posted on 08/30/2007 7:34:22 PM PDT by television is just wrong (deport all illegal aliens NOW. Put all AMERICANS TO WORK FIRST. END WELFARE.i)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear; TonyRo76
Why do students need to learn Spanish?

To get an A, of course, and to get into college. You need to pass two years of a foreign language, and Spanish is easy compared to the other choices.

33 posted on 08/30/2007 7:34:22 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Gravity! It's not just a good idea, it's the law!)
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To: ikka

don’t forget about chicano power.

in the Glendale Galleria, they sell a whole clothing line with that statement on it.


34 posted on 08/30/2007 7:34:23 PM PDT by television is just wrong (deport all illegal aliens NOW. Put all AMERICANS TO WORK FIRST. END WELFARE.i)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The USA cannot maintain the current level of immigration coming from the third world. At least not without a significant decrease in the quality of life for the average person.


35 posted on 08/30/2007 7:34:28 PM PDT by Aglooka
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

I would’ve prefered to learn Greek in high school. It would make for great conversation with Muslim students.

AHOOO

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36 posted on 08/30/2007 7:34:35 PM PDT by wastedyears (Alright, hold tight, I'm a highway staaaaaaaaaaaaarrr)
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To: Politicalmom

How about having to know Spanish to get a particular job. That happened to me. I met all of the requirements except the last one posted in the want ad. “Must speak Spanish”. It was a mftg. lead postition, for an American company.


37 posted on 08/30/2007 7:34:57 PM PDT by CaliGirl-R (America is a "safe haven" for terrorists thanks to Political Correctness!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“It became a heated discussion and some rhetoric was used that was inappropriate for the classroom,” said Jeanette DeMelo, spokesperson for the Archdiocese of Denver.

"some rhetoric"? So what was it. Or as usual will we only hear about the evil white people and not what else was said in the heated discussion? Not to mention how LaRaza has been making this about race from day one.

38 posted on 08/30/2007 7:35:15 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“It happened Tuesday in a classroom at Holy Family High School, the Catholic school that sits at the corner of 144th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard in Broomfield. “

“The classroom discussion started with the question: Why do students need to learn Spanish? “

I don’t blame them for questioning SPANISH.

Does the school want to equip their students for

“the jobs Americans won’t do”?

Can’t have it both ways.

ENGLISH is the language of business. Mandarin, Hindi are powerhouse countries - learn that.

39 posted on 08/30/2007 7:36:22 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: wastedyears

Many San Francisco schools teach Greek.


40 posted on 08/30/2007 7:37:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Cuius testiculos habeas, habeas cardia et cerebellum)
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To: TonyRo76

I don’t know about this school, but in many places spanash is a required subject.


41 posted on 08/30/2007 7:37:36 PM PDT by ichabod1 ("Liberals read Karl Marx. Conservatives UNDERSTAND Karl Marx." Ronald Reagan)
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To: Politicalmom; All

There are ways to do that which don’t require making asses of themselves.


42 posted on 08/30/2007 7:37:56 PM PDT by Constantine XIII (So I herd u liek mudkips...)
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To: traumer
At least one e-mail sent to 9NEWS said that at least one student started a chant of “white power” and some said that all Mexicans should go back to Mexico.

“Immigration is an explosive topic right now. It seeped into the classroom,” she said.

Was this a "call" or a "response"? It is quite common to find signs from the Aztlan "La Raza" "THE Race" crowd telling those of "European" descent to "go home" (unless you are descended from Spaniards it appears). They claim this land (all the way up to Massachusetts) in the name of Mexico.

But this "obviously" occurred in a bubble just as we were not supposed to hear the anti-white people taunts of the black audience members that Michael Richards insulted with the n-word nor were we supposed to hear the antisemitic remarks at the comedy club 9the following day) by "civic leaders" who blamed the continued used of the n-word in rap and movies on "the Jews".

There are all sorts of bigots but only one side gets noticed in the national media. No one is right to make such remarks but the media plays us for fools.

43 posted on 08/30/2007 7:38:21 PM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: Tax-chick
So Pat is still on his Greek kick? My dad would love him. About the only thing I can still remember is a couple of choice insults I learned especially to taunt my brother.

Spanish is a good starter language if you are going to learn a living language. Of course Latin is my favorite. It is so useful especially if you plan to go into law, medicine or any of the natural sciences.

44 posted on 08/30/2007 7:38:39 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (A good marriage is like a casserole, only those responsible for it really know what goes into it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh no! they’ll all have to go for sensitivity training.


45 posted on 08/30/2007 7:39:04 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (I'd rather be hunting with dick than driving with ted)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Depends on how it is asked.

WHY do students have to learn Spanish?

Why do students HAVE to learn Spanish?

Answer — They shouldn’t NEED to and they shouldn’t HAVE to. Period!


46 posted on 08/30/2007 7:39:27 PM PDT by Exit148 (Founder of the Loose Change Club. Every nickle and dime counts!!)
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To: Politicalmom

“Entiendas” That was the first mexican word I learned. I was required by my teacher in New Mexico to help one of my classmates with our classwork. It was the FOURTH grade!!! That was well over 20 years ago. Was I resentful then, hell yes I was. I was trying to learn myself for goodness sake. I disagree with the chanting, but for kids to have real concerns in not the least bit surprising for me to hear. Oh, well...I see not much has changed.


47 posted on 08/30/2007 7:40:17 PM PDT by jedward
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To: devolve; 2ndDivisionVet; ntnychik; PhilDragoo

I am not racist in any way or form but I think this is an inevitable incident. And ‘race’ alone is not always the factor.

We are being pushed aside in our own country by different cultures, languages and religious beliefs.

I can’t read half the signs in my grocery store anymore and this is the USA!!


48 posted on 08/30/2007 7:40:51 PM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_))
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To: television is just wrong

I thought that they closed the Glendale Galleria. Isn’t that the same place, btw, where they filmed “Fast Times at Ridgemont High?”


49 posted on 08/30/2007 7:41:01 PM PDT by Clemenza (Rudy Giuliani, like Pesto and Seattle, belongs in the scrap heap of '90s Culture)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
“Because learning another language is good for you. Be glad it isn’t Greek. Spanish at least uses more or less the same alphabet.”

We’re not interested in learning the language of those coming to do:

“the jobs Americans won’t do”.

We have higher aspirations.

Ours is learning Mandarin and Latin. Latin is great for word roots - ENGLISH - that is and known to be helpful for SAT scores. Mandarin, hey China is a powerhouse. Laready have four years of oral and written completed. She's been over to Asia and it has been very useful and she's under age 10. NO SPANISH speaking country has EVER amounted to anything impressive and it’s not changing anytime soon.

50 posted on 08/30/2007 7:41:19 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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