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Re: Theos-World "No Mexicans, Negroes or Dogs Allowed"

Feb 25, 2009 10:08 AM
by Augoeides-222

I forgot one item. About the "Dogs not allowed" I don't ascribe that to be a slur on ethnicity that was intentional it might have been better if the sign has said only "No Dogs Allowed". Many places even today have a "No Dogs Allowed" sign posted such as public restruants, movies, public and Gov.bldgs, Apartment renters, and sundry other places. in many places it is a violation of public health code to have any animal inside not just dogs. I doubt anyone could or would place a case to the supreme court about "Dogs" inside public places. 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "MKR" <> 
To:, "theos-l" <> 
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 5:56:40 AM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific 
Subject: Theos-World "No Mexicans, Negroes or Dogs Allowed" 

As late as 1950s, people in San Antonio, Texas has seen signs such as "No 
Mexicans, Negroes or Dogs Allowed". At that time San Antonio had about 
30-40% hispanic population. There is a very interesting article in the local 
newspaper. See link below. Theosophists would be interested in reading it. 
Also may like watching PBS documentary "A Class Apart". 

In 1932, when Jiddu Krishnamurti visited and lectured to an audience of 
2,500 in the city auditorium, Mexicans and Negroes were not allowed. He gave 
a second lecture at a local school just for the Mexicans and Negroes and of 
course everyone else was invited. 

As another anecdotal matter, it appears that Indians were, in early days of 
this century were refered to as Niggers as well by the English and 

Here is the link for the article about Hispanics. 



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