Monday, August 08, 2005
On Friday, May 14, 2005, Mexican President Vicente Fox called recent U.S. measures to stem illegal immigration a step back for bilateral relations on Friday and said Mexican migrants do jobs "that not even blacks want to do." for the next several days, there is a murmur of criticism of those comments.
On Monday May 17th, 2005, Mexican President Vicenté Fox's spoke with the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton by telephone and told them: "I regret any hurt feelings caused by my statements." Later that day, the Mexican Foreign Relations Department issued a statement on Behalf of El Presidenté: "The president regretted any hurt feelings his statements may have caused...He expressed the great respect he and his administration has for the African-American community in the United States."
On June 29th, 2005, the Mexican government begins make available for sale the above Postage Stamps to Mexican citizens. To date, the NAACP, ACLU, HumanRights Watch, ADL, nor any so-called Black Civil rights leader has responded to the abvious "slap in the face" to Black Americans. Niether Jesse Jackson nor Al Sharpton are even planning another conference call to discuss the issue with Vicenté Fox.
Fellow Blogger La Shawn Barber has an excellent piece on this issue. Click on the title of this piece to read her comments.
Mali D. Currington