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  •  My mother framed a print of Roosevelt (6+ / 0-)

    and hung it in our living room on the day that he died. And we are Canadians!

    This above all: to thine own self be true...-WS

    by Agathena on Tue Mar 28, 2006 at 08:30:29 PM PST

    •  Why Mexican Americans are Democrats..... (1+ / 0-)
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      my Mexican born maternal grandfather had a picture of Thomas Alva Edison on the wall of his barbershop in old San Antonio.  He never ever went back to Mexico cause he had heard stories of the Mexican Reparation when many legal residents were not allowed to return after visiting family in Mexico.  My other grandfather was trapped on the other side leaving my father's family of 10 children to descent into dire poverty during the depression.  

      from
      http://campusapps.fullerton.edu/...

      "During the Great Depression, anywhere from one to two million people were deported in an effort by the government to free up jobs for those who were considered “real Americans” and rid the county governments of “the problem.” The campaign, called the Mexican Reparation, was authorized by President Herbert Hoover. Although President Franklin Roosevelt ended federal support when he took office, many state and local governments continued with their efforts.

      Estimates now indicate that approximately 60 percent of the people deported were children who were born in America and others who, while of Mexican descent, were legal citizens."

      •  Incredible that people should be treated that way (0+ / 0-)

        especially in light of the land stolen from Mexico to make up the great country of the USA.

        And then there were the Japanese.

        There is an island nearby where Japanese-Canadians had prosperous farms. When they were interned in camps after Peale Harbour, their land, buildings and boats were stolen and many got rich on the suffering of the displaced people. To this day, there are rich land owners living there, whose ancestors stole from the Japanese-Canadians. Their neighbours have not forgotten and never will.

        This above all: to thine own self be true...-WS

        by Agathena on Wed Mar 29, 2006 at 12:58:18 PM PST

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