Point still stands.
Somewhat,where I live it seems that way.More so with the women then than the men,Mexican/Guatemalian etc.women act real scary toward me like im gonna do something to them,and im not even trying to pursue any of them.I grew up in NY and there were a great amount of Puerto Ricans there,they always had a GREAT UNITY with Blacks and still do.Back when I was in High School all I used to date was Puerto Rican girls.So it really depends on where U live!
I never knew there was an "alliance" between us and them, at least in this area (Maryland/DMV area). The Mexicans, mostly illegal immigrants, just started entering the area about ten years ago. Few of them speak English, and even fewer of us speak Spanish, so there's a great disconnect on that alone. We're pretty segregated from one another too, they stick to their enclaves away from where the blacks are...don't know why. Besides that, I feel like we have little in common with them besides the fact we're both "minorities. So at the end of the day, I don't feel any hostility towards them, I just don't identify with them or immigrants in general.
From the LA Eastside blog - taken at the Downtown LA Mayday rallies...
Can't help to think if the shoe were on the other foot, if we'd have THEIR support.
jahluv said:From the LA Eastside blog - taken at the Downtown LA Mayday rallies...
speaking from my own personal experience,
last year... me & my wife were homeless. We needed a place to crash for a couple of days (and store our bags), a wonderful man named Santos and his Dominican family allowed me & my wife to stay in the brownstone he owned, for free.
His family fed us, offered transportation, and expressed their genuine compassion.
He never acted awkward, never had a bad attitude, and was never condescending towards me.
Fuck whats shown on the 5'o'clock news. Yeah, there's bad apples in every culture, but so what? Why cry about that?
Socio-political class theories aside, some Puerto Ricans & Dominicans have shown me love at times when my own "Black people" wouldn't.