By Amy Lukau
Yesterday night, February 8, 2017 Guadalupe Garcia, a convicted felon was set to be deported in accordance with President Trump’s Immigration Executive Orders.
Garcia was arrested in 2008 during a raid on her workplace in Mesa Arizona and taken into custody under the suspicion of falsifying work documents. She was then charged with identity theft. Since that time, Garcia spent three months in jail and has been required to meet with a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer every six months while still residing in Arizona.
ICE had been ordered to deport Garcia back to Mexico in May 2013. However, the Obama administration considered her a low threat. Deporting only people who were deemed threats to public or national safety, had ties to criminal gangs, or had committed serious felony offenses or a series of misdemeanor crimes.
This should be a wake up call for white Hispanics who identify with white supremacy and espouse anti blackness.
Sunday while performing in Arizona, George Lopez, made a joke saying the following:
“There are only two rules in the Latino family — don’t marry somebody black, and don’t park in front of our house.”
A black woman who found contention with the joke was then told by Lopez, “I’m talking, bitch,” Lopez shouted at the concert attendee. “You paid to see a show. Sit your ass down. You can’t take a joke, you’re in the wrong motherf*cking place. Sit your f*cking ass down or get the f*ck out of here!”
This is not the first time that white Hispanics have identified with white supremacy. As Tariq Nasheed, an Anti-Racism Strategist stated on his twitter page “The problem with the George Lopez jokes about Latinos hating Blacks, is you have “Latinos” like George Zimmerman who ACT on that hate.”
The video has since gone viral.
The joke while to humorous to many, espouses how many white Hispanics view black people and subsequently their alignment with white supremacists views and actions toward black people in general.