Is the Latino community achieving its civic duty?


My latest contribution to Being Latino. Take a read and get involved!

“Metiche or metichi, the Spanish adjective that negatively describes a person as meddlesome or nosey, is not usually a flattering compliment. In my Mexican culture, I was regularly reprimanded as a young girl for being a metiche, as my constant curiosity and people-watching habit would find me staring, when in public. To date, I cannot read or work out in public as my fascination for my fellow beings is simple intense. However, don’t take it as a critical judgment, it is an admiration for the human condition and diverse perspective. So, yes, I continue to be a strong example of what it is to be a constructive metiche, with a genuine motive for awareness and understanding. Therefore, when invited to Latino community engagements I clear my calendar in order to attend these public events and be the best metiche possible.”

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2 comments to Is the Latino community achieving its civic duty?

  • Evrneoye would benefit from reading this post

  • DixieGirl, come on you know this is bunk, just think about it: Republicans are just the military party, and the corporate-military group. They cost even more than welfare, and their people are cog-in-the-wheels. A lot of normal people find them just as distasteful, if not moreso. The demos LOVE the military as much as the Repubs, they know it’s a giant welfare program, which they delight in. The only difference between Dems and Repubs on this issue is that Dems talk a good anti-war anti-military game in public, then vote pro-military in private, and never get called out on these votes because the controlled media keeps it all quiet. Exhibit A: Count the number of Dems that voted for the Iraq war resolution. All but 3 I think. Exhibit B: How many continuing war resolutions failed to pass when Dems controlled both the House & Senate? Yes, that’s right, zero.

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