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Nov 16, 2006 3:22 pm

I find it curious that the threads discussing the benefits of speaking Spanish and working with the Hispanic population were removed from the board.  I don't recall too much that was politically incorrect. 


The fact remains, this is a population that is not going away.  Immigration and birthrate will continue to make the group the fastest growing segment of our population.  Discussion, with the purpose of understanding, I think is appropriate for this board.

Nov 16, 2006 3:40 pm

"with the purpose of understanding" what?  Please explain to me what you or we are trying to understand or should be understanding in regards to this subject.

Nov 16, 2006 11:28 pm
Pandale:

I find it curious that the threads discussing the benefits of speaking Spanish and working with the Hispanic population were removed from the board.  I don't recall too much that was politically incorrect. 


The fact remains, this is a population that is not going away.  Immigration and birthrate will continue to make the group the fastest growing segment of our population.  Discussion, with the purpose of understanding, I think is appropriate for this board.



I will admit to having made a politically incorrect joke on one of the threads, adn the joke was in fact removed.

But now the entire threads are gone?

Censorship lives at RRMAG!

Nov 17, 2006 12:14 am
Nov 17, 2006 12:27 am

Does one have to be spanish to attend?



You know we all crave equal rights and I don't want ACLU coming for you.

Nov 17, 2006 12:29 am

Its late... Hispanic instead of know Spanish.



Adios...

Nov 17, 2006 8:57 am
Nov 20, 2006 11:02 am

I used to know a successful hispanic rep in TX and he same as admitted to me that he suspected that a lot of his client cash flows were...um...Downy-fresh.

Nov 20, 2006 3:03 pm

Understanding how to work with a population that has a different cultural background than what you may be accustomed to, yet the same financial needs as your average joe.


Inner child, no lettuce patch in my neck of the woods, but a big oil patch.  As I posted on another thread, a significant percentage of oilfield workers are Hispanic these days.  They are making good money, too.

Nov 20, 2006 3:38 pm

Racist Racist Racist.


I cannot stand that this great country of ours lets so much racism go on...let me re-state, promotes it on.


If I were black, I would have had a full ride to any of the state funded universities in my state. 


Congress is talking about giving social security benefits to ILLEGAL immigrants who have been in the US for a certain period of time.


If a white male and a black female apply to the same job with similar credentials to a large corporation, who do you think, if you HAD to bet, would get the job?  Gotta fill those quotas.


I could go on and on...


There is no doubt there was a time in this country where some white people treated those of color unfairly and unjustly...in some instances, even atrociously.


However, those days are long gone, and the pendulum has swung far to the other side. 


When will this country EVER get the concept of EQUAL RIGHTS (for all) correct???

Nov 21, 2006 1:50 pm

I don't find much to disagree with there.  Left leaning politicians with guilty consciences have pandered far too much.  So much so as to create social problems far greater than the inequalities they sought to address.


I took an informal survey of Hispanic friends of mine regarding their attitude toward another amnesty.  They were generally against it.  In addition, they thought the folks in the big marches were being foolish in that their actions would likely sway public opinion in the opposite direction.  I think it did, and now we get to blow a large sum on a wall.  Walls never work.  Ask the Soviets or the Chinese.


Nov 27, 2006 8:53 pm

Maybe the only wall required is enforcement of the laws.

Nov 28, 2006 11:13 am

Exactly right, enforce the laws.  In addition, no amnesty.  Our current policies are simply baiting people in.  Remove the motivation, eliminate the problem.

Nov 29, 2006 7:22 am

Check out this speech by Roel Campos:


http://www.sec.gov (go to speeches, 4th quarter)


This guy gets it.


FD: Despite my first name being Yolanda, I am not Hispanic. I speak a little Ladino, though.

Nov 29, 2006 4:32 pm

I read the speech, he does have a good take.


One thing I wonder about as being a motivator for the lack of enforcement of U.S. law is the economic impact on Mexico's economy.  Expatriots send a huge amount of cash to Mexico making it the largest source of capital entering the country.  I imagine that a significant reduction in that annual infusion would severely effect the Mexican economy.  Could our leaders simply be avoiding this catastrophe by their inaction?  If so, how do we handle this?  Letting Mexico dangle in the wind doesn't seem to be a viable option.  Post-NAFTA, our economies are very closely aligned.  A severe Mexican recession would certainly affect the U.S.

Nov 30, 2006 4:07 pm

A recession in Mexico would indeed affect us adversely. I don't know what the solution is to the illegal immigration issue. I think if the border were sealed off, wage inflation here would rise significantly as illegal immigrants are willing to work for much lower wages initially.