You want ugly? Check out the comments Schwarzenegger made last week about Mexicans and assimilation. In response to a reporter's question, Schwarzenegger said people often ask him the secret of his success. He tells them it requires "that you learn the language, that you learn the history of America ... and you have to become part of America."Read why at the links above. (The Bee requires free registration.)
So far, so good. But then he went for the whole enchilada
"And that is very difficult for some people to do," said the governor, "especially, I think, for Mexicans, because they are so close to their country here, so they try to stay Mexican but try to be in America."
The Austrian immigrant offered this advice: "What I am saying to the Mexicans is, you've got to go and immerse yourself, and assimilate into the American culture, and become part of the American fabric. That is how Americans will embrace you."
I'll try to keep my temperature down, but the governor's most recent comments were inaccurate, impolite, inconsistent, imprudent, insincere and incomplete:
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Schwarzenegger a Racist?
From The Bee via Calitics