Skip to comments.Salazar Wants More Latino-Focused Nat'l Parks, Sites
Posted on 10/13/2011 11:04:03 AM PDT by VU4G10
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has been pressuring the National Park Service to locate sites related to the histories of women and minorities, particularly Latinos, which could be added to the National Register of Historic Places or otherwise preserved as parks or properties.
According to the Washington Post:
With the nation's Latino population booming and now the country's largest minority group, the Obama administration's top Hispanic official is concerned that the federal government is not giving enough attention to Hispanic history and culture.
Salazar bemoaned the paucity of such locations:
Less than three percent of all the national landmarks that we have the highest designation you can receive as a historic landmark are designated for women, Latinos, African Americans or other members of minority groups. That tells you that the score is not even....
I think when you look at the way Americans most understand the history of Latinos in this country, a lot of it is being told now through the lens of whats happening with the immigration debate. While thats an important debate that has security and moral implications, in my view, theres also a huge history of Latinos in the United States thats never been told.
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The line forms to the Left, Salazar behind all the other racist pig “minority” groups.
There are already are sites related to latinos. The Alamo and San Jacinto, and thats right off the top of my head.
Sooo...now historical landmarks are racist too?
Then he should move back to Mexico. They have a whole bunch there I bet.
Where’s the Dutch-named parks?
Better yet they could rename it Brownstone.
Most of those parks should not be sold, because they are in effect, stolen goods. As such, they should be returned to their rightful owners, the individual States from which they were taken.
How do they enter the park? Do they come through the fence 400 yards away from the front gate and not pay the park fee? or do we simply waive the fee and let them come in through the front gate? What exactly is a theme that they discuss?
San Gabriel River site too, where the Mexican army lost the final battle of the Mexican-American war.
California Missions, where the Spanish and their lackey’s brutalized the indigenous Native American populations.
The dismembered head of Joaquin Murietta is prominently displayed in a
Jeez, what do the pandering democraps want?
I propose the Gun Walker Trail.
Yah, we have the Alamo. There must be other places where we whupped the Mexicans. There was a big battle here in Los Angeles. . Maybe we could make downtown part of the National Park system too? We also killed some banditos — Vasquez. We already have Vasquez Rocks park. Then there was that place up in northern California where a few Californians TOOK California from Mexico and made us an independent country, just for the year. What more do they want?
Thinking about this, we have lots and lots of Hispanic-themed parks in NYC, when you look at who uses them...and on the annual Puerto Rican pride day, they quite literally take over Manhattan.
I’m of Asian ascent. Maybe we need more Asian themed Parks..........oh, yeah, we have the USS Arizona........
Well let’s see they already have the Alamo and they can visit San Jacinto Battleground State Park which I advise them to do to learn a little about the reality of war - to paraphrase our Resident in chief - We won!
The first Taco Bell? That auto shop in LA that makes low-riders? Cheech Marin’s route to Canada?
Actually, relevant latino history in the United States starts with King Philippe II who set aside everything between the Appalachians and the Atlantic, Nova Scotia and Florida, for non-hispanic Europeans who were also non-Catholic.
At the time it was a desolate wasteland that'd just had more than 20 years of hard drought. No one but the most desperate would wish to live there, so he, the King, gave it to them ~ and they came!
Jamestown is a sacred monument in memory of the Protestants King Philippe II saved from destruction in Europe. The Hudson Valley is another monument to the Jews who found yet another New Jerusalem in the wilderness.
I could go on like that all day ~ but that's right where America as we know it begins ~ with the Treaty of London, 1604, where King Philppe II crammed down a deal with the other Europeans to divide and develop various regions of North America.
We were given the least. We made of it the most.
Salazar is an ignorant fascist pig.
So all the Mexican Cartel marijuana growers working there will feeeel more at home?
Puto National Park? Nah, that name sucks!
Jesus Christ, how about a park for everyone? I thought liberal morons wanted us to be all kumbaya and “equal”??
Maybe we need Mount Wetback with a bunch of illegals crossing the Rio Grande carved on it.
Give me a break. Parks are parks. They are for everyone to enjoy. They don’t need to be ethnically oriented.
I guess we should put some fences around it and call it a “Border National Park”, then....
I just wanted to bump this in hopes that it would be read by the guy who ranted about how ignorant I was for suggesting that Iberian Europeans, Cubans, Guatemalans, and such might take offense in being regarded as one with mexicans.
I also have a suggestion for Sr. Salazar; make national monuments of all the streams, ranches, back roads, and ravines that the illegals use to get here!
That way the feds would be required to clean up the damage and trash his pals leave in their wake.
To any group that defines themselves by their ethnicity, everything must be ethnically oriented.
If you have ever gone to a city park after a “Latino” party, you would just be stupefied by how they trash every bit of the surroundings around them.
Pampers on the ground, beer cans on the ground, paper and trash thrown on the ground, and every other bit of filth you can imagine. Even though, they are surrounded by trash cans placed no more than 30 feet from them.
Loud Mexican music blaring for everyone in the park and surrounding 5 blocks really tops it off.
White people gracefully leave the park shaking their heads and not believing that the party goers have no social graces to offer humanity and ruin it for everyone.
Unless you live down here in South Texas you could not believe it!
Yuma Lettuce Farm National Park?
Tyson Processing Plant National Park?