Re: Identifying Race

mike shupp (ms44278@HUEY.CSUN.EDU)
Sat, 3 Aug 1996 13:25:57 -0700

> I know that California, as a state, hates Mexicans (i.e., any
> Spanish-speaking person is by definition an illegal alien from Mexico).
> Proposition 187 was passed for the purpose of legally harassing brown-
> colored people; it is never used against illegal Canadians, for example,
> but it *is* used against *legal* Mexicans. Does this type of thing
> occur in other states as well? Other countries?

Koreans in Japan. Turks in Germany. Algerians in France.
Oh yes, indeed.

One of my early experiences in sunny California was having an
apartment manager ask "Well, I don't know, what sort of name do
you have? What sort of heritage? I mean, are you Hispanic?"

Mike Shupp
California State University, Northridge