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  •  We all got a huge taste of this racism from (5+ / 0-)

    the Vatican when it recently declared Juan Diego a saint.  Juan Diego was canonized by Pope John Paul II on July 31, 2002.

    Juan Diego was the peasant who saw the vision of the Virgin of Guadalupe December 9, 1531.

    The Spanish Conquest was roughly 1519-1521 and Juan Diego was an adult, so he would have been full blooded Native American.  In 1531, he was supposedly 57 years old.  

    In the official image of the Vatican for the canonization of Juan Diego, he is portrayed as a light-skinned, bearded European, similar to a Conquistador.

    In 2002.

    Even today, "holy people" are white, regardless of the obvious truth.

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 01:05:30 PM PDT

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