This Is Songwriting: James Taylor, "Enough to Be on Your Way"

calochortus2/06/2020 8:38:13 am PST

re: #296 unproven innocence

Several months ago, when I was visiting my daughter, I had a brief conversation with a young man from El Salvador. I was a bit shocked when he said he didn’t like Mexicans, paraphrasing, “They are the worst”. I think I understand more now what he meant.

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Not that unusual, and not just recent. Years ago a Guatemalan acquaintance commented that she wasn’t happy that her kids were picking up Mexican Spanish at school. I imagine it’s just a case of “we’re better than our neighbors” which is pretty common everywhere.