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Virginia Hurley’s plea on behalf of Hispanics and Asian-Americans (Oct. 30,
“Put more Hispanics and Asians in office”) puts me in mind of what the
genie should have said to Abu the thief: “Be careful of what you wish for,
While her heart may be in the right place, her mouth
has an obstacle in it: Her foot! Someone should point out to this obviously
race-oriented woman that in America, we don’t vote on the basis of race and
race alone. True, sometimes it appears as if we did, but if one could enter
into the minds and hearts of voters, we would find many other reasons for our
selection, such as Social Security, education, medical issues, crime and world
She claims to be a stalwart American, but in the same breath
hints that we do not vote for the right people. How does she feel about Al
Gore’s choice of running mate?
It appears, from her letter, that she hails
from Medfield, Mass. Ms. Hurley, if that’s the way you people vote in Medfield,
then truly you are the minority you claim Hispanics and Asians are. I am a
Hispanic, but I don’t feel left out. That’s because before being a Puerto
Rican, I am an American.
Finally, your misguided and pathetic plea for
Asians and Hispanics do more of a disservice to us than anything you
apparently had in mind. Auwe!
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