quote:Originally posted by EbonyRose:
Every race of non-white people owe their ability to live as freely as they do in large part to the sacrifices of mainly Black people that made it happen .... because, it has never been a matter of "This is America ... and here are your rights"!! Even though that's what's written in the very Constitution that governs this land. The fight is/was/always has been ours ... and as long as it continues, those currently enjoying and benefitting what we've accomplished so far, should have an obligation to stand with us and for us ... every step of the way.
I agree. So then let's give Latinos an opportunity to support us. Coming out against issues that are absolutely integral - in the most acute way - to their very lives and security is a great way to invite their support.
Despite their growing numbers here, Latinos have yet to galvanize politically in a way that they no doubt will. If there is a lack of support previously for us its been because in general they haven't been organized, or in a position, to support us. Let's not push Latinos into the hands of white America and conservatives.