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  •  There were Mexican born Nazis (0+ / 0-)

    Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph

    Not many, but they were not unheard of.

    "Til you're so fucking crazy you can't follow their rules" John Lennon - Working Class Hero

    by Horace Boothroyd III on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 07:02:39 PM PDT

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    •  Given the Austrian / German (2+ / 0-)

      emmigration to Mexico in the mid-1800s, this is not surprising.

      My father-in-law's mother's maiden name was Holmann. She crosed the border into San Diego in the 1920s, just ahead of the revolutionary hit squads... her family was wealthy Spanish / German... little native blood.

      My FiL looks more like a Spaniard than a "Mexican".

      To the original point, though... the Martin shooting simply doesn't fit neatly into the black / white racial narrative... although there has been plenty of shoving and pushing to try to make it fit that box.

      And, of course, Latino vs black racism isn't news to anybody who grew up poor in Southern California. The shooting of Trayvon Martin may well have been racially motivated, but George Zimmerman doesn't have to be white for that to be true. Racism in the real world looks more like a Jackson Pollack painting than a straight line.

      --Shannon

      "It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees." -- Emiliano Zapata Salazar
      "Dissent is patriotic. Blind obedience is treason." --me

      by Leftie Gunner on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 09:19:37 PM PDT

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