Yael, so do the Mexican-Americans celebrate the Cnquo de Mayo! - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Zev Davis
    • 16.04.13 | 14:23 (IDT)

    Sorry, honey, come the 5th of May, Mexicans in the United States of America haven't forgotten where their roots lie. Many of them have even better reasons, being that some of them fled "their homeland" during the various troubles that Mexico experienced fleeing to the North where they were safe. Other than that, they learned in school in their "homeland" that it wasn't until 1848, that Southwest of the United States was part of "America". To this day at least forty percent of the people in the State of New Mexico speak Spanish as their frist language, and in Texas, the dirty little secret is the Republic of Texas was founded by disgruntled Mexicans and American immigrants who came to settle there, and it was an independent nation for ten years before it became a state. Indeed, one of the prejudices, and fears of some erstwhile partriots in the States is that the "Mexicans" are reclaiming there right to a land if not politically, by their sheer numbers. Actually, the fact is the first people to settle the "New World" were the Spanish, and it took the English speakers at least a century and some after the Spanish arrived. What can I tell ya'.

    from the article: Independence Day versus Fourth of July: A Jewish American's loyalty dilemma
    First published 10:49 16.04.13 | Last updated 10:49 16.04.13
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