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What makes some Americans uncomfortable w/Latinos?

  1. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 19 months ago

    What makes some Americans uncomfortable w/Latinos?


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    Setank Setunkposted 19 months ago

    I think the term Latino is the biggest issue.  I still do not understand why modern macro-stereotypes are a good thing. Latino takes scores of culturally diverse people and lumps them all together. Whats wrong with being Guatemalan or Mexican? More specifically, why not Nahuatl, Yucatec, Zapotic or Otomi. Those who fervently advocate the idea of tolerance and diversity seem to be the least interested in experiencing real diversity.
    There are any numbers of reasons real or imagined that can bring about such discomfort. But if a person's negative experiences stem from time spent in Panama should these experiences apply to other groups which have been lumped in the Latino macro stereotype?

  3. Old-Empresario profile image82
    Old-Empresarioposted 19 months ago

    Some play their music too loud late into the night and they never make their little kids go to bed.

  4. tamarawilhite profile image92
    tamarawilhiteposted 19 months ago

    1. "Hi, we're new, you have to print your paperwork in our language and teach our language in the schools because we're new and so much more important than you. Oh, you have less money for special education and honors programs due to bilingual programs, but we're so much more important. Want to demand we all learn English? Racist!"
    2. Regarding illegals, "We've ignored immigration laws, often engaged in identity theft to get papers to work or just worked under the table in violation of tax laws. We demand our rights to be American citizens! The Asian guy who waited ten years to come legally, (%* him!"
    3. "We have the right to fly the Mexican flag. You're flying the American flag in the US, that's racist! Your kids wore American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo? Racist, discipline them!" And the schools did and the courts agreed with it.