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54 minutes ago, Joe said:

 

Is it though? Interesting, definitely something to investigate further. My wife's family in Mexico definitely considers themselves to be Latino.

 

52 minutes ago, Zaku3 said:

Ya it's not an American thing. Americans just group us all together as a monolith group though.

Yeah. I guess I should elaborate, in America, when white people use Latino it seems to mean something else than when Latin Americans in Latin America say Latino. 

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Just now, Spork3245 said:

LatinX

CHECK YOUR PRIVILEGE, VATO

 

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That is 100% American for sure. I get it's trying to be gender inclusive, but it also allows Americans to see all Latin Americans as one big group of "them." Meanwhile you're supposed to care about the differences between Switzerland and Denmark or you're dumb and uncultured.

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38 minutes ago, SlipperySlope said:

That is 100% American for sure. I get it's trying to be gender inclusive, but it also allows Americans to see all Latin Americans as one big group of "them." Meanwhile you're supposed to care about the differences between Switzerland and Denmark or you're dumb and uncultured.

 

They are all a bunch of goat milk drinking yodelers.

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33 minutes ago, Anathema- said:

 

Doesn't it describe people on the American continents of Latin descent? 

It -does- but I think Americans use it to be lazy. I guess it's weird because I'm "Latino" but I would never describe myself as "a Latino." When someone refers to me as a Latino I pause and then go "oh right that's what they call us."

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2 hours ago, Spork3245 said:

LatinX

CHECK YOUR PRIVILEGE, VATO

 

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My brother getting called a vato loco at a McDonald's by some workers who had no idea he could speak Spanish is still one of my favorite stories ever.

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https://www.buzzfeednews.com/amphtml/ellievhall/black-student-suspended-toy-gun-virtual-class

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“I had already explained to the teacher that it was a toy,” Elliott said. “I told [Lindaman] that it was a toy. She admitted that she knew it was a toy but Isaiah’s safety was of the utmost importance.”

Elliott said that she couldn’t believe that the school administration had escalated the situation without informing her or her husband.

“An hour and a half after receiving [the teacher’s] email, I found out that the police were on their way,” she said.

According to a redacted copy of the incident report obtained by KOAA News, the teacher told Lindaman “she assumed it was a toy gun but was not certain.”

At the time, one of her son’s classmates was also at their home for virtual lessons.

After the vice principal’s call, Elliott said that she told her husband, Curtis Elliott, who had briefly left their home, to “turn around and go straight home.”

 

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2 hours ago, CitizenVectron said:

Chiefs fans boo moment of silence for racial equality. And then do the tomahawk chop.

 

 

If I were a player, I'd walk out 

BuT iTs AbOuT the FlAg

 

Shithole County is a shithole

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Just fired, not arrested and charged, they were just too fearful for their lives when the suspect picked up a taser and pointed it at them after it had no affect on him and they'd already shot him 3 times.

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/live-updates-protests-for-racial-justice/2020/09/11/911900516/4-houston-police-officers-fired-over-fatal-shooting-of-nicolas-chavez

 

Four Houston police officers have been terminated for their involvement in the fatal shooting of 27-year-old Nicolas Chavez in April.

The Houston Police Department announced the firings Thursday and released body camera footage of the encounter.

Multiple officers were on the scene the night Chavez was shot to death. They fired a total of 24 shots at Chavez — only three of which were deemed "objectively reasonable," Police Chief Art Acevedo said at a news conference.

"The discharge of those 21 shots for those four members of the Houston Police Department are not objectively reasonable," Acevedo said. "I believe that anyone that watches this tape, that sees this, would see that they had a lot of opportunities and a lot of other options readily available to them."

The department has said that officers were responding to a "suicide in progress call" and used a combination of lethal and nonlethal rounds to try to subdue Chavez. Police said he had a blunt metal object that was initially thought to be a knife but later found to be a piece of metal rebar.

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