Look, I’m not trying to start any shit, but I’m sensing that the only Hate Crimes that make the media cycle are crimes committed against Jews, and innocent flies. Crimes such as these get major play on our airwaves instead of the stuff that happens to Hispanics or Latinos. Being the fastest growing ethnic demographic, you would think things would be different. There are a couple of stories that I’ve yet to hear anything about on CNN or the rest of the false media outlets.
You, know, stories like:
There are both stories of incidents which have transpired within the last few weeks but yet not a peep of it in the news nationally. Again, not trying to downplay some of the other recent incidents; but when a teenager gets drug with a noose around his neck by White kids, and a father and his 9yr old daughter gets killed by White folks, and in both separate incidents and they’re Hispanic, isn’t that newsworthy? They don’t even receive honorable mention? Where is the Hispanic Al Sharpton? Screw that; where is Al Sharpton on these incidents? Maybe I’m wrong but I see these acts as sober injustices, and though the victims are not African American, I do believe their story should be told. Personally I think our Black leaders do themselves a grave dishonor by not highlighting and taking a stand with our Brown brothers and sisters. If they did, maybe, just maybe, it would lead to a decline in the Black on Brown beef in our country, no?
With Father’s Day just around the corner, I’m sure that everyone knows the story by now of the guy who has been fighting to get his 8yr old son back from Brazil, right? I’m sure that you can sympathize with him; after all, his wife who was from Brazil not only bounced to Brazil on vacation with his then 4yr old son, she divorced him, got remarried and had another child. So she dies while giving birth to the kid, and now he has to fight for custody and has been for the last four years. Yeah, that sounds like a sad story and I hope he gets his kid back. This story has been in the news quite a bit recently.
But what about this one:
“In Pascagoula, Mississippi, in November 2008, Cirila Baltazar Cruz gave birth to a baby girl. Soon after, her daughter was taken away from her because she could not communicate with the hospital attendants.
Far away from her native Oaxaca, Mexico, she did not understand the Puerto Rican interpreter assigned to her. Cirila speaks Chatino, an indigenous Mexican language spoken by about 50,000 people. A social worker called in by hospital authorities deemed the new mother negligent and unfit to raise the baby, stating as reasons that she was an “illegal immigrant” and that she did not speak English.
To date, no one has asked the mother to provide evidence of support. She owns a home in Mexico and a store which provides both secure shelter and financial support, not counting the nurturing of a loving family of two other siblings, a grandmother, aunts, uncles and other extended family.
Baltazar Cruz is up for deportation, while her daughter is reported to be with an affluent Ocean Springs couple.
About 65 percent of Pascagoula’s 26,000 residents are white. Only 904 Pascagoulans are foreign born — about 20 of them from Latin America. Since most of the people that live in this tiny Gulf Coast town are isolated from the realities of immigrant life, it seems the authorities involved acted first and asked questions later. Now a woman has been separated from her child and can only wait to be sent back to her home country.
The Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance has started a campaign to reunite mother and child by asking people to pressure Mississippi. officials. Get more information about Cirila Baltazar Cruz, along with the addresses and phone numbers of the authorities to contact, here, and help right a wrong.” – [Source:RaceWire.org]Not exactly a Hate Crime, but her child was practically stolen from her, no? If this was to happen to an English speaking American in a foreign non-English speaking country, do you think this would be allowed to go unnoticed? That said, why do these stories get ignored by the media? Is it because they don’t have the complexion for the connection? Are these people not human beings deserving of justice and equal protection under the law just like we all assume for ourselves?