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“Quote of the Day”

“In the end, the American Dream is not a sprint, or even a marathon, but a  relay.

Our families don’t always cross the finish line in one generation.

But  each generation passes on to the next generation the fruits of their labors….  My mother fought for civil rights so that instead of a mop, I could hold this  microphone.”

Julian Castro – Mayor of San Antonio. Texas

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September 5, 2012 Posted by | 2012, President Bush | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

San Antonio Councilman Williams – ‘GOP Moron of the Day’

Via: Think Progress

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Yesterday a Texas judge blocked the city of San Antonio from renaming a street after Cesar Chavez, the late labor activist who fought for higher wages and better working conditions for migrant farm workers.

The restraining order came just days after the City Council voted to rename Durango Street, one of San Antonio’s main thoroughfares.

Chavez was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor, for his work on civil rights and is a hero to many in the city, which is 61 percent Hispanic. Yet a state district judge sided with groups that protest that naming the street after Chavez somehow interferes with “maintaining] the integrity of our history.”

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“We’ve been waiting for fifteen years to get the renaming of a street, a major
street, for Cesar Chavez,” Martinez said. “There are over 200 streets in
the last 10 years that had their names changed, and there was no
problem.”

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Councilman Reed Williams, a white Republican from San Antonio’s posh North
Side:

This action feels different to me,” he said. “It feels like a political majority is pushing its will, and it doesn’t have to.”
[…]

“The political majority should concern us all, particularly for a group of folks (Hispanic) that have been in the minority that are moving to a majority. We must be sure that everyone that does that understands the absolute responsibility that comes with being in the majority.”

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In other words:

“This action feels different to me,” he said. “It feels like a political majority (Hispanic) is pushing its will (on whites), and it doesn’t have to.”
[…]

“The political majority (Hispanic) should concern us all (white), particularly for a group of folks (Hispanic) that have been in the minority (now white, WAS Hispanic) that are moving to a majority (now Hispanic, WAS white). We must be sure that everyone (white) that does that understands the absolute responsibility that comes with being in the majority (Hispanic).”

Again, San Antonio is 61% Hispanic.

http://thinkprogress.org/2011/05/24/texas-cesar-chavez-street/

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May 25, 2011 Posted by | GOP morons | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment