Mexican American vs. American Mexican

Discussion in 'Politics' started by unfocusedanakin, Apr 20, 2020.

  1. guerillabedlam

    guerillabedlam _|=|-|=|_

    I worked with, in fact hired a Native American when I was a Manager (did not work at a casino). He was just like any other American in terms of personality, although he was quite a large human being. In fact he was flexing new iPhones and was really knowledgeable about music and stuff.

    I don't want to pretend to speak on behalf of them as a whole because I really don't know how it is for the groups on reservations, or if there is a small percentage that attempt to retain an indigenous lifestyle but I think for the most part they just want to chase the American Dream.
     
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  2. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    Because its illegal these days to chase the buffalo! ;)
     
  3. MeAgain

    MeAgain Dazed and Confused Staff Member Super Moderator

    I worked with a native American also.
    Didn't know it until someone told me.
    In was in the East, so probably someone from the Iroquois confederacy , I guess.

    I also knew an older gentleman who went to powwows in the East.
    Didn't know him very well.
     
  4. Logan 5

    Logan 5 Confessed gynephile

    "Trump voters", eh? Maybe...and maybe not? I know of Democrats and independent voters that also have that view. And it's realistic. If you want to put your country first, leave. Go be a Mexican British if you want. If you put your country first in name or title, then what happens if we end up at war with them? Are you going to side with the US or your country?

    Migrant workers, no matter their race or country of origin, are very important to America. Just because some people want the label "American" used instead of the hyphenated version does not negate their value.

    You are not paying any attention to the piece, are you? And Mexican is far from a race. They are a mixture of Europeans and their own Native Americans. Not just Spanish, but Portugese, French, Belgian, and Italian.

    You speak poorly of this guy, yet how much do you really know of him? And in that piece shown, he does not behave in the manner you suggest.

    Asking immigrants to accept the label "American" is really their own choice. No one is forcing them to pledge their allegiance to the US. They come here for a reason. I think its high time they show some respect to their new home.
     
  5. Gul Dukat

    Gul Dukat Kanar, anyone? HipForums Supporter

    Really? You think Italian Americans, Irish Americans and such have a loyalty problem or is it just Mexican Americans?
     
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  6. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    Depending on which country has the most stable liquor production I would add the Irish americans.
     
  7. WritersPanic

    WritersPanic Rigid Staff Member

    A stereotype? From you Asmo? OMG!!!!!!!
     
  8. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    An innocent joke, no offense intended :) I'm not opposed to using stereotypes or generalisations. But there are many ways to use them incorrectly or plain simple abuse them of course.
     
  9. Flagme15

    Flagme15 Members

    Who says they don't respect their new home? How would they show that respect? Should they wear a MAGA hat?
     
  10. unfocusedanakin

    unfocusedanakin The Archaic Revival Lifetime Supporter

    What is respect? Mexicans commit less crime vs white native born and the military is FULL of children of Mexicans.

    You are kind of proving my point. To you them simply existing with a culture that is not American IE speaking Spanish or not looking like they came from Ireland is unacceptable to you.

    Look at what white Americans do with European countries and pride and that is the Mexican experience too. About 2/3 of America will say they have Irish or German roots. Have you been to a St. Paddy's day parade? No one is flying an American flag but no one speaks with an Irish accent either.

    Why do they not have to respect? There was a time when the Irish were the Mexican. They are lazy, their culture is not like ours, and they steal your job. Why don't they just go back to Ireland and fix it there?

    Now a white Irish American would be welcomed with open arms into any alt-right group because he's white and his homeland has a very long white history.

    You have double standards and don't see how you move the goal posts. There must always be a new enemy.
     
  11. I'minmyunderwear

    I'minmyunderwear voice of sexy

    is that a thing that actually happens? i've never heard of such a parade.
     
  12. themnax

    themnax Senior Member

    bheer with green food coloring happens too. and celtic music. the music ain't half bad.
     
  13. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    The parade part could mainly be a thing in Ireland though (not sure).
     
  14. unfocusedanakin

    unfocusedanakin The Archaic Revival Lifetime Supporter

    It's a thing on the East coast in places like NYC. They never did them in my state though.
     
  15. Tishomingo

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  16. Tishomingo

    Tishomingo Members

    Lemme tell ya, we Chickasaws would rather run casinos than hunt buffalo any day of the week and twice on Sundays. Never were much into buffalo.
     
  17. I'minmyunderwear

    I'minmyunderwear voice of sexy

  18. WritersPanic

    WritersPanic Rigid Staff Member

    Memphis used to really rock on SPD.
     
  19. 6-eyed shaman

    6-eyed shaman Sock-eye salmon

    I'm sure that if a Senagalise, Ethiopian, or Malaysian holiday was introduced to the states (like St. Patricks or Cinco de Mayo), I'm sure we'd add it to our list of holidays. Anything is a good excuse to go out, get wasted, and celebrate
     
  20. I'minmyunderwear

    I'minmyunderwear voice of sexy

    it's kind of funny because we do use every possible holiday as an excuse to do just that, yet if it's not a holiday we do the same thing anyway.
     

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