Outrageous Outrage of the Day

489 1:05:21 pm PDT

re: #487 marjoriemoon

I think it is. If we didn’t have all this drama going on in Arizona, those kids and their families probably wouldn’t have decided to make an issue out of it.

I wasn’t talking about the residents of AZ not wanting Mexicans there. Although I’m sure there’s that, but it sure looks like the parents and these kids in California have an issue with it. Or why wait for an Hispanic holiday to make a statement.

OK, I misread what you said, then, about the AZ folks.

At any rate - there are people who accept that “tribalism” is OK if you are Mexican, but unacceptable if you are a US citizen. I’ve seen people here mock those who are proud to be American, as engaging in “tribalism”.

I take the tack that if we want people to be Americans, then we WELCOME them and embrace them and whatever they bring with them.

But there are folks who honestly believe, whether it’s actually true or not, that our schools and institutions are OK with folks celebrating everything except being American. I don’t think that’s true. But there are those who do think it’s true, who don’t necessarily want to make a statement out of racism, but as a way of asserting their “American-ness”. I think they were absolutely wrong in this case. But I don’t think we can just say they’re all racist.