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Old 05-14-2008, 10:21 AM
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don't even get me started lol.

The over generalization, that everyone south of the boarder of the USA is Mexican drives me insane.
I have gone off on people. I recall in high school one of my friends said it and I set her staight. From then on I was said to be so toughy, but lets just say I am sure she now does not make that mistake again
You mean your friend refered to a Guatemalen(or brazilian, etc) as Mexican? That is common. I am even sometimes refered to as a Mexican although I am not. I think many people incorrectly use the word "Mexican" when refering to Latino/Hispanic. It has never bothered me very much, But I do tell people I am NOT mexican when they say that. Some of my friends are more touchy, but NOT because of the incorrect usage, but because around here many "Hispanic" U.S. citizen locals have some sort racist thing against Mexicans. The (illegal) immigration issue is BIG around here.

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Old 05-14-2008, 10:25 AM
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You mean your friend reffered to a Guatemalen (or brazilian) as Mexican? That is common. I am even sometimes reffered to as a Mexican although I am not. I think many people incorrectly use the word "Mexican" to reffering to Latino/Hispanic. It has never bothered me very much, But I do tell people I am NOT mexican when they say that. Some of my friends are more touchy, but NOT because of the incorrect usage, but because around here many "Hispanic" U.S. citizen locals have some sort racist thing against Mexicans. The (illegal) immigration issue is BIG around here.
But it stems from the lack of education of most people, or when the word is used in a less than complimentary manner.
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Old 05-14-2008, 10:26 AM
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Old 05-14-2008, 10:28 AM
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Just pointing out that while TOS didn't have loads of hispanic characters, they did have some and referenced others. In The Man Trap Space Commander Jose Dominquez is waiting for the Enterprise to bring him a shipment of chili peppers. Commodor Jose Mendez is one of the officers participating in Spock's Court Martial in The Menagerie. Esteban Rodriguez was part of the landing party in Shore Leave.

You have to remember that 10-12 years prior to Star Trek, Lucille Ball had to fight the network to let Desi Arnez play her husband on her show.
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Old 05-14-2008, 10:33 AM
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Just pointing out that while TOS didn't have loads of hispanic characters, they did have some and referenced others. In The Man Trap Space Commander Jose Dominquez is waiting for the Enterprise to bring him a shipment of chili peppers. Commodor Jose Mendez is one of the officers participating in Spock's Court Martial in The Menagerie. Esteban Rodriguez was part of the landing party in Shore Leave.

You have to remember that 10-12 years prior to Star Trek, Lucille Ball had to fight the network to let Desi Arnez play her husband on her show.
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Old 05-14-2008, 10:39 AM
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Or should it be "Hoes R Us?"
That is funny. No Hoes please. I think when I get my current situation resolved I have enough going for me that I can score in a date or two, maybe three or four, but you get the idea! I could tell you stories of when I first got home from Iraq! We have such patriotic woman in this country
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But it stems from the lack of education of most people, or when the word is used in a less than complimentary manner.
Very true. I have witnessed the latter first hand.

Eliza-good point. Times...they are a changin'
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Old 05-14-2008, 10:45 AM
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Er, wasn't B'Elanna half Latino? Torres is a Hispanic name, and I always thought that she was supposed to be a Latino/Klingon mix. (The Klingon side just got all the publicity. lol)

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Esteban Rodriguez was part of the landing party in Shore Leave.
That guy was awesome.
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I'm sure each and every latino character was carefully screened for possible "gayness" before being allowed on the show though. (Sorry, that was snarky...)
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That is funny. No Hoes please. I think when I get my current situation resolved I have enough going for me that I can score in a date or two, maybe three or four, but you get the idea! I could tell you stories of when I first got home from Iraq! We have such patriotic woman in this country
So Patriotism=Horney??? ROFL!!! (Kidding, of course)
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