Originally Posted by mamawannab
I am not accusing anyone in this thread of doing this but I do have a little somehting Ive noticed in real life. My best friend and I are both married to hispanic men. We are both caucasian. They are incessently finding themselves in situations where they are discriminated against because of his race. He is second generation Mexican American, no accent, light skin. My husband is first generation Mexican, heavy accent, limited english. We have encountered one incident where we felt we were treated unfairly and rudely due to his race. Sometimes I wonder if its the attitude put forth.
What exactly do you mean by this??
I could have written your post almost. My husband is 2nd generation Mexican, light skinned, and doesn't even speak Spanish at all! He is 6'6" and looks more Scottish from his mother's side than anything else. There is only ONE time I can say that he "might" have experience discrimination and that was by a police officer.
He was pulled over for no reason at all. The police officer tried to claim it was because my 8 year old daughter was not in a car seat. The law was 6 at the time. Also he was behind my DH and they were in a truck so there was no way he could tell if she was in a booster or not until he walked up to the car. He told DH to put her in a car seat...DH was like umm she is 8?? And the officer let him go.
It is "my belief" with obviously no proof, that the officer ran the tags on the beater pick up we had at that time, saw it come back with a Mexican last name and pulled him over. When he saw that DH didn't look Mexican, had a valid license and insurance he had not choice but to let him go. But obviously that is just my opinion.
So anyway.. can you tell me what attitude my DH might have put forth while driving down the highway taking my daughter to school that might have gotten him pulled over?