Hispanic Leaders Upset over Latino Representation in Prince George’s

Ovetta Wiggins, Washington Post, September 6, 2013

Upset that there are no Latino members on the newly reconstituted Prince George’s County Board of Education, some Hispanic leaders have demanded that the county devise a plan to increase the number of Hispanics considered for board appointments and county jobs.

Del. Joseline Pena-Melnyk (D-Prince George’s) said Hispanic leaders have asked Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) to create a task force to examine whether Hispanics—who make up more than 16 percent of the county’s population and about 25 percent of the school population—are properly represented in the county government and the school system. The task force also would offer recommendations on how to boost the numbers.

Scott Peterson, a spokesman for Baker, said the county executive is eager to work with the Hispanic community on the issue.

“The Baker administration, in concert with Latino leaders throughout the county, will be announcing a task force to address this issue in the upcoming weeks,” Peterson said in a statement. “County Executive Baker is committed to diversity and inclusion throughout the county government. He looks forward to working with this task force and hearing their recommendations.”

Peterson said Baker wants the task force’s charge to be broader. While the task force probably will be chaired by Hispanics, it will represent various immigrant groups in the county, including Africans and Asians, and address concerns they have about education, public safety, economic development and county representation as well.

Pena-Melnyk said the idea for the study came in response to Baker’s selections for the Board of Education. In June, Baker appointed two African Americans and one non-Hispanic white to take county-wide seats on the board.

On Wednesday, he selected Lyn Mundey to fill a district seat vacancy. Mundey is black. None of the 13 members of the school board is Hispanic.

Pena-Melnyk said Baker missed an opportunity when he was making selections for the county-wide seats.

“I find it really, I don’t have the words, disappointing,” Pena-Melnyk said. “We have 204 schools and only two Hispanic principals. We have over 9,000 teachers and less than 2 percent are Hispanic. What do those numbers tell you? Do you think that makes sense?”

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Jaime Contreras, an immigration advocate, union leader and parent of two Prince George’s public school students, said Latino parents and students are not being adequately served by the school system.

“It is important for Latino parents to have someone they can relate to and to talk to them about their issues,” Contreras said. “And it is important for children to have role models.”

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  • This is supposed to be the part where a conservative republican is supposed to tell these Hispanic leaders that Mexico, Los Angeles, and El Paso are adequate places with Latino representation.

    • Do you honestly think Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) really cares about any representation other than his own people?

      • Oil Can Harry

        He’s Rushern? Is he from Moscow or St. Petersburg?

        Prince George’s County is 65% black so that should tell you who’s supposedly discriminating against the Latinos.

      • So CAL Snowman

        It’s so much fun to sit back and watch the diversity fight amongst each other on purely racial lines and then watch the liberals squirm as they try to rebut in their minds what their eyes are telling their brains. Blacks vs. Hispanics, this isn’t exactly Fischer vs. Kasparov

        • MBlanc46

          I’ve never bought “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” thesis. On the other hand, I’m happy whichever side loses.

      • MBlanc46

        Should have known by the name.

  • Spartacus

    “I find it really, I don’t have the words, disappointing,” Pena-Melnyk
    said. “We have 204 schools and only two Hispanic principals. We have
    over 9,000 teachers and less than 2 percent are Hispanic. What do those
    numbers tell you? Do you think that makes sense?”

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    Nothing makes sense in mud country. For all your filthy propaganda, you are NOT latins. You are latin if :

    1. You are of wholly European descent.
    2. Your native language is Italian, Spanish, Latin, Romanian, Portughese, French.

    Anyone who doesn’t follow those two basic rules is NOT a Latin . Capisci ?

    • FormerlyEdNY

      What about Romansh?

      • Spartacus

        Ok, that too.

    • borogirl54

      Most of the Hispanics are actually Indigenous Mexicans and Central Americans who speak their native tribal languages and not Spanish. In their countries, these people are the poorest of the poor.

      • White Mom in WDC

        And your point?

      • Thomas_More

        Sorry, definition of Hispanic:Hispanic (Spanish: hispano, hispánico; Portuguese: hispânico, hispano, Catalan: hispà, hispànic)[1][2] is an ethnonym that denotes a relationship to Spain or, in some definitions, to ancient Hispania, which comprised the Iberian Peninsula including the modern states of Andorra, Portugal, and Spain and the British Crown Dependency of Gibraltar.[3][4][5] Today, organizations in the United States
        use the term as a broad catchall to refer to persons with a historical
        and cultural relationship either with Spain and Portugal or only with
        Spain, regardless of race. NOT INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (Indians, los Indios)

  • JackKrak

    If that headline is ok, then why isn’t “White Americans Upset at Hispanic Presence America”?

    • White Mom in WDC

      Because Krak we whites are supposed to bend over and take it up the white arce and be thankful for it. Diversity knows no bounds with its entitlement

  • odious liberal

    All the latinos there are illegal, I know, I work there.

    • Andy

      You don’t mean to say that makes it difficult for them to get government positions! Disparate impact!

  • White Mom in WDC

    No one is being adequately served by the PG school system because the school system is inadequate because the population is in adequately prepared when it arrives to school. How in God’s name can you expect a child to learn in school when up to age five all you have ever spoken to that child is Spanish? Get a grip on reality Latrinos!

    • MBlanc46

      In a couple of generations, Spanish will be required of all Americans. Not formally, but practically.

      • White Mom in WDC

        Disagree

        • MBlanc46

          I hope you’re right, but I see more and more use of Spanish every day. They’re not going to quit pushing it.

          • White Mom in WDC

            If whites would just get some balls and unify in bankrupting our financial system there will be no money for the squatmonsters

          • MBlanc46

            And if wishes were horses, beggars would ride. The elites are committed to the elimination of national borders with regard to labor and capital flows. The elimination of our southern border means tens of millions of Spanish speakers whom the corporate class are going to coddle.

          • White Mom in WDC

            Interesting how Canada sort of clamped down on its border with the USA. You need a
            passport to enter from the US. Yet the border with Mexico is wide open. The elite went after Amanda Knox in Italy. They were/are using that case to open up borders across the world such that no country has sovereignty. They want one world law and order. They used the Internet to open up this possibility. They underestimated the will of NW European whites though. We want and value our identity. We are using the net to organize

          • MBlanc46

            They certainly want one world market and one world labor force.

          • White Mom in WDC

            Which is why whites and/ or Europeans and/or Americans are such a threat. We still have/want our identity and/or individualism

          • MBlanc46

            And they’re doing everything they can to destroy them.

          • White Mom in WDC

            Well in the end, good trumps evil. Whites are good. We just are. Oh, a valiant Valkerie just won in Norway. She is anti immigration.

          • MBlanc46

            I’m afraid that I’m not as sanguine about ultimate success as you are. I don’t see how we can stop it without a total overthrow of Western capitalism.

          • White Mom in WDC

            Capitalism and Communism are the sides of the same coin. Capitalism and Communism both have the same end result, masses of poor and a few rich king pins on top. Disenfranchised whites are already forming communities. This time, they need to work together only for white causes and keep da Jooz and groids out as both of these groups are anti-White and parasitic

          • evilsandmich

            I figure it will come down to “foreign leaders” representing less and less a block of land than a block of people, no matter where they’re at.

          • Greg Thomas

            So do the la raza racists and our government is bending over backwards to give it to them. Our government embraces the la raza invaders while shunning White America.

          • White Mom in WDC

            Our government’s actions show that the biggest threat to whites worldwide is the US Federal Government

      • Andy

        Yeah, they’re pushing that in the education schools.

        • MBlanc46

          In some Chicago elementary schools it’s now a required course.

  • OlderWoman

    Kind of off topic, but today I received a Nigerian 419 spam email written entirely in Spanish. At least that’s what I thought it was considering I don’t understand that language and don’t intend to learn it.

  • IstvanIN

    There are plenty of Hispanic school teachers and principals in Latin America. Please move there, this is America.

  • Sue

    Let me understand this correctly. “Hispanics” should have their people representing them in government and blacks the same for their people. Yet the people who built the country, made the laws, and made America great should have no representation because we suck. Did I get this right?

    • Greg Thomas

      Yes, except you forgot the part where our leaders allowed millions of third word browns to flood this country, who never assimilated and now want to be ruled over by their own countrymen.

      • Sue

        You are right, of course. Race traitors.

  • MBlanc46

    “Diversity and inclusion” indeed. And another American county goes down the tubes.

  • IKantunderstand

    You know what? I could give a sh– about this. I am concerned about what is going to happen to my people: you know, White people, formerly known as “Americans”. It is apparent that we will be reduced to “minority” status, however, it is also clear that being numerically minority status, in our case, will be meaningless. According to Holder, AA will exist forever. Even when there are no more White people to speak of. Well, if we Whites don’t get our act together, let us at least revel in thinking about the future without us. Just imagine the U.S. overwhelmed by Hispanics. Think about the litter, the general degradation of the environment, the cock fighting, the dog fighting, and who can complain? This, after all, is part of their “cultural heritage”. Consider all of the out of control Negroes. But, most importantly, consider your Chinese overlords. They will happily eat the losers of all the dog fights. Why in hell should I be concerned about Hispanic representation? Screw the Mexicans and their flotation devices. Screw all the Central and South Americans who sneak across our border. Look, I have information for all you genetic losers: If you are born stupid, it doesn’t matter what country you were born in. You will fail. Why do you think the Whites of the world should get stuck with all the genetic losers is nothing more than revenge. What do you want from us? Oh, wait, I know, our death by race mixing, or, just our death. We need a Tommy Robinson.

    • me

      They also want our lifestyle, our inventions, our peaceful and prosperous communities, our beauty, our creativity, our morality, our idealist strivings, our reverence for and caretaking of nature, our art, our compassion, our bravery, and our ingenuity. These they can’t have, because they are genetic gifts from our Creator. The Marxists hate us and want us dead because of this. They want to replace us, but they never will–even if we are eliminated. The Black and Brown want to be next to us to benefit from our light, yet hate and resent us because of who we are. The Marxists use the other races as weapons against us.That is what it is. That is why we need our own country–our own lands where we can self-govern and reap the fruit of our labor for ourselves and our children.

  • Juan Outtamany

    black…brown, whatever, it is Prince Georges (PeeGee) county and no one cares

  • Zaporizhian Sich

    By this logic, only whites can and should represent other whites, let alone rule other whites. I do not want to be ruled by hostile racial or religious aliens, who are here to loot, rape and pillage our nation as well as kill, rape and oppress my people.

  • Kit Ingoldby

    So, when it comes to Hispanics, racial solidarity is a good thing.

    Glad to get that clear.

  • Greg Thomas

    A task force? How about a task force to investigate how many of these la raza racists are in this country illegally.

  • Thomas_More

    Contreras is advocating tokenism and is ignorant of Latino culture, in spite of his surname. I am a “hispanic”, my mother born and raised in Mexico. I have no more in common with a Cuban than I do a Dane and will vote for fiscal and social conservatives. My mother’s family came here legally, and to a man oppose liberalizing immigration laws. Our “type” is vilified because “we have ours” and wish to exclude newcomers. Well yes, we do if they choose to ignore this great nation’s laws. Viva America!