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Posted by Steve from TN on October 03, 2004 at 06:09:11 from (220.127.116.11):
In Reply to: Re: ???? posted by mojo on October 03, 2004 at 05:50:15:
I taught migrant Mexicans for several years along with whites,blacks,and a few other scattered minorities. The Hispanic kids never started a fight, never stole anything at school, and never smart-talked the teachers. I have talked to our chief deputy and discussed the crime among the migrant Hispanics. He said that they had never locked one up for burglary, forgery, wife beating, child pornagraphy, murder, rape, or any other heinous crime. They will drink and drive and almost never have insurance. When they are involved in a wreck and are drinking, they almost always run. They know they are in trouble.
Now that I work in the court house, I see them almost daily. They are respectful when they ask for help. I will do anything to help someone with manners. If these people are &$#(@@(TRASH), I choose to work with trash. They are usually poor and uneducated, but so were most of our ancestors a few generations ago. I have a friend that emigrated from Mexico about 40 years ago that helps these folks. He told me that they will get him to light their gas stoves when fall turns chilly. I asked him why didn't they light their own stoves. He told me that they had never seen gas stoves till they came up here. I asked Manuel what did they heat with in Mexico.
Manuel said,"Have you seen the Mexicans on t.v. with a donkey loaded down with sticks; that's what they came from."
They heated with dry cow chips and sticks. I know that there are Hispanic gangs in the big cities and that they cause as much trouble as the rest of us, but here in the rural areas where all we encounter is migrant workers, they are definitely not trash. Tell you 15 years old daughter that she can "Put it in the bank."
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