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    Re: Mexican-American boy's national anthem sparks racist comments

    Quote Originally Posted by aquapub View Post
    Nothing racist about wondering if a Mexican-looking kid was chosen to sing our national anthem while millions of illegal immigrants are in the process of being rewarded for breaking into our country, marching down our streets with their flags, demanding that we speak their language, educate their children and cut them welfare checks...all while smearing anyone who objects as a bigot.

    Seriously, lay down this mindless, hysterical race-card. You have UTTERLY overplayed and discredited it at this point and it carries ZERO weight.
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    Re: Mexican-American boy's national anthem sparks racist comments

    First, let me say that the kids rendering of the national anthem was simply stunning... If I were to score it like an Olympic event, I'd give it a 9.95. That is one talented kid with a bright future in the music business.

    As for this story... In short, this was an ideologically motivated "nothing" story that's only accomplishment was to unnecessarily and needlessly stoke racial tensions. Put in other terms, this story was a textbook example of how liberal bias in the main stream media directly effects the stories the public is presented.

    Just break it down... We're talking about a dozen people in a nation of over 300 million that called the kid a Mexican and/or illegal alien on the internet and this is considered newsworthy to CNN? None of the comments called him a "wet back", "beaner" or some other type of nasty racial epithet, just an illegal alien or Mexican... Hell, even the kid was smart enough to know this was about him wearing a traditional Mexican mariachi outfit while singing the national anthem that sparked the comments. Now don't get me wrong, I do think the comments were uncalled for and a little mean, but that's only because it was a little kid they were talking about... CNN labeling those comments as "racist" is a stretch at best, at worse, totally bogus.

    In reality, which I think is the case here, this is nothing more than the political correctness agenda and all the nasty double standards that go along with it rearing it's ugly head, rather than racism or intolerance. It's no secret that there are many hard line traditionalists in the US who find it very offensive that our national anthem was being sung by someone in an outfit that symbolizes Mexico, and based on those comments printed in the CNN story and the absence of racial epithets within them, it would appear that is likely the case here, rather than racism.

    Could some of those people actually be racists?. Sure they could, but their comments didn't reflect that. Their words seemed to me to reflect the feelings of a few American's who took offense by how our national anthem was presented, which of course is an angle that we all know would never be explored by CNN or any other main stream news network, no matter how many people felt that way. This begs the question, do those people not deserve the tolerance and understanding that political correctness is supposed to foster, or is it truly a one way street littered with double standards and ideological beliefs?



    Conclusion: This is not a story, but rather a pathetic attempt to push the PC agenda and prop up their political and ideological beliefs, that instead of exposing the evils of hatred and racial intolerance, has only served to promote and foster more of it. Good job CNN.

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    Re: Mexican-American boy's national anthem sparks racist comments

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Fabulous View Post
    Could somebody PLEASE answer this?

    How does a handful of idiots commenting about a Hispanic kid on twitter become BREAKING -MAINSTREAM NEWS-??
    It's been the latest fad. Since the mainstream media began to care about blogging and the promotion of twitter, they thought it noteworthy what people were doing on those services. The anonymous online commentator or not-so-anonymous commentator on Facebook became the new phone caller and letter to the editor.
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    Re: Mexican-American boy's national anthem sparks racist comments

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    Conclusion: This is not a story, but rather a pathetic attempt to push the PC agenda and prop up their political and ideological beliefs, that instead of exposing the evils of hatred and racial intolerance, has only served to promote and foster more of it. Good job CNN.
    So treating people with respect and kindness is a "pc agenda"? That's just fabulous.
    Behaving in a mature and educated fashion is a "pc agenda"? Wonderful.

    I also wonder why you ONLY mention CNN? Fox affiliates are reporting on this too.
    National Anthem singer Sebastien De La Cruz answers his critics - Fox 2 News Headlines

    Spurs' 11-Year-Old National Anthem Singer Sparks Racist Comments On Social Media | Fox News Latino

    Mexican-American boy’s national anthem sparks racist comments | MyFOX8.com

    Oops....guess you missed that .....

    Fox also posted this: National anthem singer Sebastien de la Cruz returns for Game 4 of NBA Finals - NBA News | FOX Sports on MSN




    If you don't think this is about racism you are obviously fooling yourself.

    This isn't some "agenda" manufactured out of thin air to promote a political platform.

    This is about some seriously ignorant Americans making pathetically stupid comments about a young American boy who was singing the National Anthem at an NBA playoff game.

    Hopefully it'll educate the dull and dimwitted morons who think that all non-white people must be lazy "criminals" who are "invading our country".

    Maybe now that some FACTS are printed about this fine young man and his family the jack-off racists will think before they type?

    Maybe some people have now learned that a "brown kid" can be just as American as a non-brown kid?

    Sometimes it takes a lot to educate the ignorant.

    Maybe some news stories about it can help?
    Certainly the backlash regarding those moronic responses has been quite strong and supportive of the kid.

    And I love that the Spurs brought him back for another performance.

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    Re: Mexican-American boy's national anthem sparks racist comments

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Fabulous View Post
    Could somebody PLEASE answer this?

    How does a handful of idiots commenting about a Hispanic kid on twitter become BREAKING -MAINSTREAM NEWS-??
    It's quite simple really.

    The person attacked was a child. An American child.

    So that makes it a news story.

    It exposes the underlying racist hatred that's still very prevalent in our society in a way that some people view as quite shocking.

    The kid didn't commit a crime. He wasn't spoofing the anthem. He didn't screw it up. He wasn't making fun of it.
    He wasn't disrespecting the country or the anthem.

    He sang it wonderfully and respectfully and there were still people who reacted with blatant hatred and ignorance towards him.

    And as long as people just let stuff like that go, without calling attention to it, can you really expect things to get better?

    Or maybe, just maybe, the backlash regarding this will force some people to shut the F up and not be so openly stupid.

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    Re: Mexican-American boy's national anthem sparks racist comments

    Quote Originally Posted by aquapub View Post
    We should never militantly obsess over race to such a level of absolute hysteria that any and every issue can be race-baited into a controversy, which is what is happening here. Americans are right to wonder if this is another attempt to shove Mexico down our throats. It happens non-stop.
    You wrote, "We should never militantly obsess over race to such a level of absolute hysteria that any and every issue can be race-baited"
    yet you did exactly that in your first post of this thread written below. Bizarre!

    Nothing racist about wondering if a Mexican-looking kid was chosen to sing our national anthem while millions of illegal immigrants are in the process of being rewarded for breaking into our country, marching down our streets with their flags, demanding that we speak their language, educate their children and cut them welfare checks...all while smearing anyone who objects as a bigot.
    Last edited by 66gardeners; 06-14-13 at 07:54 AM.

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    Re: Mexican-American boy's national anthem sparks racist comments

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    So treating people with respect and kindness is a "pc agenda"? That's just fabulous.
    Behaving in a mature and educated fashion is a "pc agenda"? Wonderful.

    I also wonder why you ONLY mention CNN? Fox affiliates are reporting on this too.
    National Anthem singer Sebastien De La Cruz answers his critics - Fox 2 News Headlines

    Spurs' 11-Year-Old National Anthem Singer Sparks Racist Comments On Social Media | Fox News Latino

    Mexican-American boy’s national anthem sparks racist comments | MyFOX8.com

    Oops....guess you missed that .....

    Fox also posted this: National anthem singer Sebastien de la Cruz returns for Game 4 of NBA Finals - NBA News | FOX Sports on MSN




    If you don't think this is about racism you are obviously fooling yourself.

    This isn't some "agenda" manufactured out of thin air to promote a political platform.

    This is about some seriously ignorant Americans making pathetically stupid comments about a young American boy who was singing the National Anthem at an NBA playoff game.

    Hopefully it'll educate the dull and dimwitted morons who think that all non-white people must be lazy "criminals" who are "invading our country".

    Maybe now that some FACTS are printed about this fine young man and his family the jack-off racists will think before they type?

    Maybe some people have now learned that a "brown kid" can be just as American as a non-brown kid?

    Sometimes it takes a lot to educate the ignorant.

    Maybe some news stories about it can help?
    Certainly the backlash regarding those moronic responses has been quite strong and supportive of the kid.

    And I love that the Spurs brought him back for another performance.

    What I find especially unnerving about these posters is that they are black and they are happy to perpetuate the stereotypes about their own race in their comments.

    They feel free to exercise their first amendment right in making ignorant, racist statements, yet they balk when we exercise our's by pointing out how their comments are offensive.
    Last edited by 66gardeners; 06-14-13 at 07:55 AM.

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    Re: Mexican-American boy's national anthem sparks racist comments

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    What I find my especially unnerving about these posters is that they are black and they are happy to perpetuate the stereotypes about their own race in their comments.

    They feel free to exercise their first amendment right in making ignorant, racist statements, yet they balk when we exercise our's by pointing out how their comments are offensive.
    Ignorance is color blind.

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    Re: Mexican-American boy's national anthem sparks racist comments

    It is quite interesting to read some of the apologist posts, the attempts to spin this as liberals stirring up race tension.

    I do hope the next time a few liberals spout crazy crap the same 'conservatives' remember they are but a few of the over 300 million citizens we have in this country and not try to claim ALL liberals think the same way

    It is also interesting to see 'conservatives' think it is natural and logical to see the bad side of pride in Heritage. If the child had been wearing a Native American styled custom, or a redheaded girl in her Dublin best, would the first thought be massacres and IRA killings? There is an odd colony of German decent folks in Texas, one of the few south of the Mason-Dixon line, if the boy was dressed in lederhosen would the thought be about Nazis?

    fact is there are far more legal Hispanics in this country than illegals. Hispanic is the new W.O.P. and there is no ocean to help with ethnic based restrictions like the 1920's.

    Just saw the morning news, the boy sang at the ball game again last nite, got huge cheers. THAT is a good take-a-way form this.

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    Re: Mexican-American boy's national anthem sparks racist comments

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    It's quite simple really.

    The person attacked was a child. An American child.

    So that makes it a news story.

    It exposes the underlying racist hatred that's still very prevalent in our society in a way that some people view as quite shocking.

    The kid didn't commit a crime. He wasn't spoofing the anthem. He didn't screw it up. He wasn't making fun of it.
    He wasn't disrespecting the country or the anthem.

    He sang it wonderfully and respectfully and there were still people who reacted with blatant hatred and ignorance towards him.

    And as long as people just let stuff like that go, without calling attention to it, can you really expect things to get better?

    Or maybe, just maybe, the backlash regarding this will force some people to shut the F up and not be so openly stupid.
    I totally disagree. We're talking about a few knuckleheads here not something "very prevalent". What they tweeted was ridiculously stupid and bigoted but let's face it, what were there... 4 people and maybe 10 total tweets? There's probably more bigoted comments than that on this site every day.
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