On Fri, Aug 24, 2001 at 03:32:44PM -0700, Olga Bourlin wrote:
> From: "Brian Atkins" <email@example.com>
> > Actually where I live, housing construction continues to boom to the
> > point where if we didn't have all those Mexicans moving here we'd be
> > in a real shortage of labor.
> Is this 2001, or are we still partying like it's 1899? "All those
> Mexicans" ...? Forgive me, but are you being facetious or supercilious or
Given the context of the US and Mexican economies and migration patterns at
the moment, I found Brian's statement rather clear and inoffensive. Clear as
in clearly shorthand for "if we didn't have all those poor and uneducated
immigrant from Mexico moving here we'd be in a real shortage of labor", which
I hope you would find inoffensive.
> "At first, only those with money or connections had them. Today, in
> downtown Los Angeles, there are more Mexicans using cell phones than
> What are all these insinuations about "Mexicans"?
"There are more red fruits in the basket than berries."
Does this lead you to think there aren't any red berries in the basket?
-xx- Damien X-)
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