Sunday, May 15, 2005

Mexico's President makes racist slur toward African-Americans

Updated May 16th:

In a speech on Friday last week before a group of Texas businessmen Mexico's President Vicente Fox said and I quote:

"There is no doubt that Mexicans, filled with dignity, willingness and ability to work are doing jobs that not even blacks want to do there in the United States...."

Nah, he didn't say that. Did he? Nah, can't be. He's the Presidente of Mexico. Maybe he meant jobs that not even (black) slaves want to do, or Indans, or something like that. Oder? Lot's of history between Africans and Mexicans and between Native-Americans and Mexicans too.

Here is what the Washington Post and the Chicago Sun Times had to say about this little booboo by "El Presidente". The whole incident has to do with Fox's disappointment with proposed U.S. legislation to tighten borders and attempt better control of illegal immigration from south of the Rio Grande AND to slow down the US$128 billion dollars worth of illegal drugs pouring over the Mexican-U.S. border every year. Just think if that amount of money was re-directed toward helping to relieve the Mexican people's miserable poverty and invested in projects for developing countries around the world. One-hundred-twenty-eight billion dollars is a lot of money El Presidente!!

Talk about the Wild Wild West (Nuevo Laredo). Remember the Alamo. Charge!!!

1 comment:

Black River Eagle said...

Blog author Molotov of Booker Rising has postings and reader commentaries on this stupid remark by Mexico's El Presidente. You can read about it in the May 16th and 17th section of the blog at:

Find the article titled "Booker Rising: Playing Hardball with Mexico's Racist President" for starters and work your way up the site to the May 18th postings.