Latino bashers, I introduce you to Carlos Arredondo

An emergency responder and volunteers, including Carlos Arredondo in the cowboy hat, push Jeff Bauman in a wheel chair after he was injured in an explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday, April 15, 2013 in Boston. At least three people were killed, including an 8-year-old boy, and more than 170 were wounded when two bombs blew up seconds apart. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
An emergency responder and volunteers, including Carlos Arredondo in the cowboy hat, push Jeff Bauman in a wheel chair after he was injured in an explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday, April 15, 2013 in Boston. At least three people were killed, including an 8-year-old boy, and more than 170 were wounded when two bombs blew up seconds apart. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Hey, white Anglo guy.

Not all of you. Just the one who keeps sending comments to my computer about anything negative done by anyone with a Latino name.

I'm sure you must have seen them. If there's a news story about a drive-by shooting and there's a suspect named Guillermo, this guy writes a response like "What do you expect from them?" He, of course, ignores the fact that the victim's name is Ricardo.

It doesn't matter what the story is, either -- crime, a foreclosure, a traffic accident -- he calls attention that some person with a Latino name has failed.

Well, white Anglo guy, here's one of those names I'd like you to remember. In fact, I'd like you to find him on the Internet. His name is Carlos Arredondo.

He's fairly easy to find among the street interviews from Boston on Monday. He's the one covered in the blood of the casualties he tried to save. The American flag he's holding is bloody too. Carlos had to use it as a tourniquet working for the Red Cross.

I don't know whether Carlos Arredondo is an American citizen, but I do know he's a "héroe." That's Spanish for hero!

I'm Pat McMahon.

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    OneWonders wrote...
    Micho, to correct you
    It's not Hispanic bashers here, it's illegal immigrant bashers here. There is a big big big difference. Much like you who is a pro gun basher, Constitution basher, United States basher, freedom basher, conservative basher, anti-illegal immigrant basher. Get it straight next time.
    Equal Justice, Not Social Justice.
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    OneWonders wrote...
    Micho, to correct you
    It's not Hispanic bashers here, it's illegal immigrant bashers here. There is a big big big difference. Much like you who is a pro gun basher, Constitution basher, United States basher, freedom basher, conservative basher, anti-illegal immigrant basher. Get it straight next time.
    Equal Justice, Not Social Justice.
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    khountrygirl wrote...
    Pat
    is correct... Pat Said," Not all of you. Just the one who keeps sending comments to my computer about anything negative done by anyone with a Latino name." There will be the posters that suggest that they can't have an opinion about illegal migration without being demonized. The criticism is not about having an opinion opposed to illegal immigration, but how that opinion is expressed. Pat is only referring to those that cannot talk about Latinos without demonizing and dehumanizing them. So, if the shoe fits...
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    mike245 wrote...
    Please.
    Only Pat McMahon would turn such a terrible incident into a racial issue. What a complete and total moron.
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    Michoacan wrote...
    Pat errs in one respect.
    There are some KTAR posters who avow that they are black and who, like some of their avowedly white, conservative brethren, don't miss opportunities to disparage Hispanics generally, and not just illegal immigrants. If you assume that any Hispanic named subject is probably an illegal immigrant until proven otherwise, then this article is about you.
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    gilbert armenta wrote...
    lol
    and still the bashers bash. Well said Pat. That accent, like it or not, is american now boys as american as apple pie.
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    OneWonders wrote...
    My girlfriend
    and her family would kick my tush if I demonized or dehumanized Latinos. They sure aren't supportive of illegal immigration though. Does that mean they are racist against their own race?
    Equal Justice, Not Social Justice.
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    gilbert armenta wrote...
    to correct your correction OneWonders
    When a news article comes up with a spanish sur name please do pay attention to the comments. Regardless of the "legal status" the same comments are made. That's what Pat was alluding to and that's why this article is so dead on. You can attempt to spin that however you wish but anyone who's spent more than a day on this site can see this.
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    OneWonders wrote...
    I wasn't spinning
    anything Gilbert. You are right, there is usually one idiot, just like the one idiot the opposite side always has but we will just ignore that cause that would be racist.
    Equal Justice, Not Social Justice.
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    gilbert armenta wrote...
    On that i agree
    actually there's usually more than one. Pat's article was just pointing out that that type of idiocy exists.
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