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Re: "No Mexicans, Negroes or Dogs Allowed"

Feb 25, 2009 12:31 PM
by danielhcaldwell

All of this brings back "fond" memories of
growing up in Texas in the late 1950s & early

When I get a chunk of time, I will relate
some of my own personal experiences concerning
how both Black and Mexican people were viewed
and treated during that time --- at least in
certain parts of Texas.

I remember in 1972 being so glad to move
to Arizona and leave all the "rednecks"
behind in Texas.

Both blacks and mexicans were at that time
treated like 2nd class "citizens" in Texas.

Also hippies and homosexuals!

And women should stay also in their proper

Also there was alot of prejudice against
Jews and Catholics.

Basically in the Texas of that time, you had
better be a white, Protestant macho man cause everyone
one else didn't count or should at least know
their places.

Like I said, very fond memories.

So you can imagine how I felt when Barack
was elected President of the US.

I've cried more since the day Barack was
elected than during the rest of my entire life.

Now I'm hoping I live long enough to see a Hispanic
and a woman also elected to be president.

I'm sick of all those f------g old white men being

OBTW, I am a f------g white man too but not that
kind!!!  :)


--- In, MKR <mkr777@...> wrote:
> Some years ago, our community was looking for land in the city 
close to the
> Camp Bullis military facility in San Antonio and I saw some land 
deeds filed
> around 1945 which had a deed restriction that people of mexican 
> cannot reside there except as servants. But in 1932 it was a fact 
that in
> publicly owned facilities, hispanics cannot attend public functions.
> mkr
> On 2/25/09, Augoeides-222@... <Augoeides-222@...> wrote:
> >
> >   MKR,
> > My comment is strickly in regards to the "Sign". I was in Texas 
in the
> > 1950's in the Military at Ft.Bliss. I frequently went into El 
Paso, Texas on
> > a regular basis. At that time I never saw such signs anywhere 
that I visited
> > there. That doesn't mean that his grandfather had not seen them 
in his life
> > time but as to what I saw later I didn't see any such signs. As 
far as I can
> > relate any one could sit at a counter and be served there. I 
personally and
> > directly observed this. I cannot speak for the rest of Texas 
citys. We had
> > balck and mexican soldiers in my unit and i don't recall hearing 
> > complain of discrimination such as is in the PBS Program that 
they were
> > experiencing in El paso at that time. Our Miitary Unit was 
intregated having
> > various ethnic presence at that time 1955-60.
> > I might also relate that on the other side of the border in 
Juarez Mexico
> > the people there held intense prejedice against "Indios", Mexican 
> > of Indian ethnicity and denied simple needs to them such as a 
glass of water
> > when the temperature is over 100 degree's. I once watched an 
Indios women
> > barefoot in traditional dress be denied water one after another 
business as
> > she asked each one for a glass of water and the entire street 
denied her
> > this simple needy request. I was amazed to see this and felt so 
sorry for
> > that poor women.
> >
> > Regards,
> > John
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "MKR" <mkr777@... <>>
> > To: <theos-talk%>, "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 
> > 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
> > Europeans!!!
> >
> > Here is the link for the article about Hispanics.
> >
> > <
> >
> >
> > >
> >
> > mkr
> >
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> >
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> >
> > 
> >
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