Ojo: The "Cholo Word Of The Day" is simply for fun. This is not an academic exercise, therefore I do not spend much time checking for espelling or grammatical errors. Most of the words are not only used by "cholos," but by many people in S. Texas - and their usage can vary. c/s

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

YCT at it Again

I wonder if this is true. It's an email circulating around UT. YCT already had a similar event.

The YCT (Young Conservatives of Texas) have organized an "Immigrant
Hunt"
for this Wednesday, March 2nd on the West Mall on campus-- they have
reserved the space from 11:00am-1:00pm.

They recently organized a similar event at the University of North
Texas
. This time around they plan to wear color-coded anti-immigrant shirts
and "hunt for immigrants" who will be YCT-ers dressed in brown for
Latina/os,yellow for Asians, etc. and offer rewards.

A counter-demonstration is planned by a multi-ethnic coalition of
student organizations in response at the same time. Folks are asking for a huge
turnout, and that people wear black shirts and white bandanas if
possible, and bring signs and chants-- some folks will be linking hands in silent
>protest, others will be vocal and hold signs and pass out flyers
outlining a progressive position on immigration.


March 2nd is Texas Independence Day. MEChA and YCT have had some interesting "debates" on this day. It should be interesting. I remember one year I was leaving campus at about 5pm and had parked near a fraternity house. The kids were outside dress as Mexicans and Texas Rangers. The "Mexicans" were running away drinking tequila and getting shot down. It was pretty disgusting.

MEChA usually tries to present the other side of the story to Texas Independence day. It's interesting, because the other side of the story, is taught by a couple of professors in the Mexican American Studies department, but the administration never seems to want to acknowledge any other side of the story.

A lot of the men fighting at the Alamo were crooks.

8 Comments:

Blogger cindylu said...

Man the first comment I tried to post didn't go through. Rather than make some quip about how Texans are weird, I decided to make this a rant against the Greek system, especially the fraternities. I know at UCLA they would have "tequila sunrise" parties where you would have to crawl under a fence and get water thrown on your back just to get in. This was in the early '90s way before I even got to college, but when I heard all the stories I was disgusted.

7:27 PM

 
Blogger Aleksu said...

Bottom line, it was a bunch of slavers.

Independence?

Do they even know what that means?

It was all a move to take the land away from Mexico, Texas was never intended to be an independent country or "republic".

9:12 PM

 
Blogger mariposatomica said...

Those YCT folks are the same folks that appropriate Mexican culture. It's disgusting to see these things and I have a feeling we are going to see an increase in these types of events. It's also these same folks that are buying land in Mexico...

9:32 PM

 
Blogger La Brown Girl said...

i have to agree with all of you. I think these kinds of activities will continue to escalate. Bush being elected has screwed us all. I hate all those damn gringos moving down to Mexico. I spent two weeks in San Miguel last summer and it was horrible. I mean, that place is beautiful, but all the gringos. If you go to a place like Ajiji it's even worse. Mendigos gringos.

7:18 AM

 
Blogger dr.v (Not a narcotic Pez dispenser) said...

wow, people can be so disgusting

7:30 PM

 
Blogger Cracked Chancla said...

hunting immigrants? that's so disturbing.

8:21 PM

 
Blogger HispanicPundit said...

Those damn conservatives piss me off!!!

8:49 PM

 
Blogger tortillasandwich said...

Americans can buy land in Mexico? I was watching King of the Hill the other day and they mentioned that Americans, or maybe it was non-Mexican nationals couldn't buy land in Mexico...then again, that's what I get for basing my facts on a cartoon...hehe.

12:10 PM

 

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