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Escondido Ready To Fight Voting Rights Suit

David65, I completely agree with you in the sense that we don't need representation as Latinos, but also we do not need to be consistently and repeatedly targeted as Latinos. The majority of Latinos in the US want to learn, and in fact learn English, we are active contributing members of American society. I think that is still understandable that many Latinos want to keep their identity, accents, Spanish language (being bilingual is an asset, not a menacing danger to American estasblishment) and cultural and social mores and at the same time feel proud of being Americans.

December 15, 2011 at 10:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Latinos Are Majority In Escondido, But Feel Targeted By Police

It is insulting and ignorant to say that Mexicans do not care about education, go ask any hardworking parent in Escondido about what's important for their children and the first thing they will say is that they get an education. Of course the problem is that this kids have to attend overcrowded public schools where nobody cares about them because some people have decided that is better to waste time and money in inefficient, racist and xenophobic laws than in public education. Mexicans and other immigrants just come to the US to do the jobs that no Americans want to do, that is a fact. Recently the UFW advertised almost 1500 jobs in agriculture and in SD County not a single person replied to it, and that with the current unemployment level. The problem is simple: communities in the US are changing like they changed years ago (i.e. from English to German, or from Irish to Italian), and that is the fear that motivates all of these racist laws.
It is also depressing to read somebody who says to be a teacher making such shortsighted comments.

October 8, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )