Somebody once said we are all Americans, sometimes born in the wrong places.
I decided to join my new homeland.
I've come to appreciate the ideals that helped create this great country.
When a white guy like me tries to explain why Hispanics drop out of school in such great numbers he is called a racist. But how do "well-meaning" Liberals try to silence another Hispanic who offers
some ideas on the subject? Like, for example, that the Hispanic culture may be responsible and some abstract notion called bigotry.
[...]Hispanic immigrant community has not always placed as high a value on education as, for instance, Asians have. This is not an insult and does not sound like one when you actually read his book. As Mr. Badillo explains, the Hispanic cultural experience was formed in part by centuries of Spanish colonialism and the feudalism it spawned in Latin America, followed by decades of dictatorships and strongmen. This cruel legacy has imbued many people with a subconscious notion that stations in life don't change, and a sense that help can only come through the luck of having a benevolent leader.
Maybe uncle Herman would persuade him to just shut the hell up and follow the protocol. Well, at least for now, he's talking and it's not pretty.
If Mr. Badillo is generating controversy by suggesting that America's Hispanics are being sidetracked in the name of multiculturalism, or hobbled by bilingual education, he welcomes the attention. "That was the reason" to write the book, he says. "To provoke a recognition that this issue cannot be hidden any longer and has to come to the forefront of a national discussion. Because we can no longer allow this to fester from generation to generation."
Good for you, uncle Herman. Maybe somebody will listen. No, not Liberals. They will never take the blinders off. Maybe some Hispanics will follow your example and just break the chains of their defeatist culture.