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Reply to "Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle"

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Originally posted by Noah The African:

There are two willing participants being matched up. You have businesses looking for cheap labor and you have illegal immigrants coming here to do it. You would think that if things were so bad that they would be calling back to Mexico telling the people they not to come here and face this abuse...but the fact that they keep coming tells me the opposite.


The fact that working under crazy conditions and getting paid peanuts is better than things in Mexcio does not erase the fact that they are being exploited and in many cases abused. Either we believe in U.S. law and in general standards of how people should be treated in the world or we don't. Maybe we shouldn't care about people working in sweatshops. Screw it - it gets me cheaper clothes right?
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Another thing is that black people in Latin America are still second class citizens. I can't help but to believe that if we unified with their movement as soon as they achieved their objective and increased power....they would go back to looking at us like they do in their homelands and may join allegiance with white folks who look at us in the same way, in order to win favor with white folks. Also, look at the way Hispanics are attacking and threatening black folks in California.


Political alliances have NOTHING to do with natural "love and affection" between groups. It's ALL about power and achieving objectives. African Americans would - no doubt - have to be smart/strategic enough to successfully manage any relationship with Latinos to increase our influence in America.

Of course, it won't be easy. White supremacy never wants its victims to unite, now does it?

P.S. Do these three groups have any natural affinity for each other? Despite that they came together to accomplish an objective. When that objective was over - obviously - they went their separate ways.
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