I came across this link in my daily web travels. Your average Rethuglican or Tea Bagger will deny to the death that these comments are racist. Their racism is overt and unchecked, and the eventual casualties are those murdered in cold blood because their lives have been devalued based on their skin color, nationality or ethnic origin.
Here are some examples of the aforementioned. Juan Varela a Phoenix man of Mexican descent and fifth generation American, killed in cold blood by a racist that said “go back to Mexico wetback” before extinguishing his life in front of his brother and mother.
Brisenia Flores a nine year child from Arivaca Arizona shot twice in the face by racist minutemen as she plead for her life and said “please don’t kill me” after she had witnessed the cold blooded murder of her U.S. Citizen father of Mexican descent and the shooting of her U.S. Citizen Mother Gina, also of Mexican descent.
Luis Ramirez in Shenandoah Pennsylvania that was beat to death in a park by white Racist youth for being with his longtime white girlfriend and their child. A crime that invoked the following description of the perpetrators by Justice Department prosecutor Myesha Braden “They may not have intended to kill Ramirez, but thought him somehow worthy of being beaten like a dog in the streets.”
Let me be clear if I haven’t already been in my description of just a handful of incidents, these types of comments carry consequences and create casualties.
Carlos E. Galindo is a radio talk show host & political analyst conducting radio shows in both English and Spanish on four radio stations in Arizona. Mr. Galindo is a weekly contributor to KPFK 98.7 FM Los Angeles and W60 AM Radio, Los Angeles, San Diego and has appeared on CNN, Univision and Telemundo as a political analyst. Mr. Galindo is also an Op-Ed columnist on Prensa Hispana and the Tucson Citizen in Arizona. Carlos Galindo is President and founder of the Immigrant Advocacy Foundation, Inc.