Controversial Anti-Mexican Racist Video Rant from Arizona Exposes All That Is Wrong About This Country

We are going to say very little about the following video, which has spread throughout the Internet this week. We will say that the reaction has been so strong and negative, there was talk of police action, but in the end, the Phoenix police can't start arresting people because others don't agree with them.

Who's the Illegal Alien Pilgrim?, a drawing by Yolanda Lopez, (July 9, 2008 - Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images North America)

With that said, here is the video. (Warning: strong language)

Since we see a lot these kinds of videos and also read a lot of comments on our own YouTube site that tell us to go back to Mexico, you know where we stand we we see ignorance like that.

So instead, we decided to let a young Navajo woman speak for us. Here is our response. (Strong language as well.)

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New York State Assemblyman José Rivera on ABC Puerto Rican Controversy: “Enough!”

The following statement, released today by New York State Assemblyman José Rivera, addresses the controversy surroudning ABC's January 3 broadcast of the network's new sitcom, "Work It," which contained a joke about Puerto Ricans as drug dealers that has caused a grassroots movement by New York's Puerto Rican community asking that ABC apologize for airing the episode

Enough! The Puerto Rican community once again became victims of racist abuse by the American media. Last Tuesday, January 3, ABC transmitted a new show called “Work It” in which a Puerto Rican character states “I am Puerto Rican – I’d be great at selling drugs.”


This is not the first time that the American media stereotypes and racially discriminates against Puerto Ricans. However, our community has always fought back, winning important battles against billion dollar media conglomerates. Oliver Stone’s 1980 film, Wall Street, originally had a scene in which Puerto Ricans are compared to cockroaches. In the 1990s, an episode of Seinfeld showed the character of Kramer stomping on the Puerto Rican flag during the Puerto Rican Day Parade. In both occasions, Puerto Ricans protested, and both Seinfeld and Stone apologized. Stone went on to eliminate the offensive remarks from the video and DVDs of the movie. This type of discrimination is not unique to these two examples and goes back to West Side Story and beyond.


The fact that in the 21st Century we still have to change the channel in order to prevent our children from hearing comments on TV and film that attack their humanity and self esteem is unacceptable. We should not live in fear of watching TV or going to the movies because we do not know when the next insult is coming. We demand that ABC apologize to the Puerto Rican community at the beginning of the next episode of “Work It” and that the President of ABC meet with Puerto Rican community leaders to create a plan in which, instead of discriminating against the Puerto Rican community, the network promotes the rich tradition and contributions of Puerto Ricans and Latinos in general. 

Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner Pierluisi Calls Nolasco’s Joke “Offensive” and “Regrettable”

Today, during a Three Kings Day celebration in Puerto Rico, Pedro Pierluisi, the island's Resident Commissioner and a non-voting member of the US House of Representatives, specifically called out Puerto Rican actor Amaury Nolasco for his portrayal of Angel on the January 3 airing of ABC's "Work It" premiere.

Puerto Rican Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi

Pierlusi's comments were published in Spanish on ElNuevoDia.com, the island's largest newspaper. He called Angel's joke as "offensive" and "regrettable." Here is the video:

 

This is an English translation of part of what END published today:

"That should disturb all Puerto Ricans, wherever they are, because you should not stereotype, do not generalize. There's a drug problem here as there is in other parts of the world, including within the United States," Pierluisi said.

"It was unfortunate. I hope that the show does not get repeated, that the program does not get broadcast again. It hurt, as [Nolasco] must have hurt all Puerto Ricans, who think that all Puerto Ricans sell drugs," Pierluisi continued.

Pierluisi also stated that for every Puerto Rican who fall into the trap of drugs, thousands of Puerto Ricans contribute to the quality of life of the island and the United States.

He noted that although he has not sent a letter to ABC, which broadcasts the program, to demand an apology, Pierluisi does support the statements of Puerto Rican Congressmen from New York, Jose Serrano and Nydia Velazquez, who already asked for an apology from ABC.

"I will support that and I will make public statements like I'm doing now," Pierluisi said.

The ABC fiasco has caused a social media frenzy.

 

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