By way of explanation....
A gentleman(I use the term loosely) from our community wrote a letter to our local newspaper about our recent elections. First our City Manager appointed a black man as our new Chief of Police. Second in a run off for Sheriff there were two gentleman, Wyles and Leon running. Wyles (who use to be our Chief of Police, and a very good one) won the run off. Third we live in a community that is about 80% Hispanic. The man in question is Hispanic and in his letter he berates our Hispanic community for not supporting "their own kind". The following is Andy's response to his racism. His letter appeared in the El Paso Times on Friday April 25th.
Kudos to Mr. Nick Valenzuela for reminding us all that evolution is a very slow process. His racist ranting concerning our Democratic candidate for sheriff and the new chief of police are a sad commentary on how very little we as a society have progressed in our views of the human race.
He raves about Hispanics not having "faith in their own race," and how these selections are tragic because the Hispanics of this city did not vote for their own kind.
Their own kind? Why does skin tone have anything to do with one's ability to represent and serve one's community?
By Mr. Valenzuela's logic, I, and all my white American brethren, should vehemently oppose the campaign of Barack Obama. After all, most of America is white, which means Obama is not "one of us," and therefore could not possibly represent our best interests.
It's this kind of thinking that led to such marvelous historical events as slavery and the Holocaust.
Sadly, some people are shameful examples of how little we have grown in our thinking about race on the planet.