I once watched a wrestling match where a Hispanic wrestler came out carrying an American Flag and the announcer said something to the effect of 'wait...isn't this guy Mexican?'
We put up a flag today and my nieghbor came over to visit and jokingly asked me why we had an American Flag up. I was like 'because I am American!' I have no ties to Mexico, I have never even been there. I am Hispanic, probably of Mexican origin, but I AM American.
So I asked her if she was American because her ancestors are from Germany. I don't know if I got my point across.
Asked by Anonymous at 2:15 PM on May. 31, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
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Answer by Apple_Pie2010 at 5:05 PM on May. 31, 2010
Well, I think it has something to do with the way the Hispanic community as a group make it very clear they consider themselves as Mexicans living somewhere else. Case in point - the Cinco De Mayo controversy in CA. Students were admonished for wearing American flag t-shirts, in America on a Mexican holiday. If you want us to think of you, Hispanics, as Americans (as a whole group), stop acting as if you aren't (as a group). It is never the individual that you know that gives this opinion. I know many Hispanics who are not of the mind set of the vocal few (or the Americans who carry the banner for the Hispanics in some misplaced effort to "help" this group. They hurt them more than they help.)
Answer by jesse123456 at 5:35 PM on May. 31, 2010
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