UPDATE: The owner claims her email was hacked.
This week on Facebook, Vanessa Hernández Juárez, a member of UCal Berkeley’s Chican@/Latin@ Architecture Student Association, posted an email exchange she had with Sachi Landscape, a local Berkeley company. The email says it all:
Are you joking? Go ask a Latino based org. I am not interested in assisting anyone from a Latino based org. Its racist to even ask and frankly my business has [been] ruined by fucking illegal immigrants. Are we clear! Don’t ever email this address again. If there weren’t so many damn illegal immigrants in this state, i would have work for myself. Now piss off!
According to Hernández Juárez, she is working with her counselor to see draft a letter of support with faculty. She also posted that they “are looking for legal ramifications towards this company and therefore ask everyone that as of now not engage with the company.”
The owner of Sachi Landscape is Shale Well. We emailed the Sachi account this morning for comment, but have yet to receive a response.
By the way, one thing we found out today about all this. Our Pocho.com amigo Lalo Alcaraz is a CASA alum and he just shared his thoughts about it all.