Some 1880s Mexican-Hating Courtesy of the Los Angeles Times
|Rohrabacher: Takes pointers on race relations from the 1880s|
The Spanish Mexican "boasts of a descent from pure Castilian blood" and is "bright, active and intelligent," Covert claimed, as big a lie as Dana Rohrabacher claiming he ain't racist. But the "greaser" Mexican was "lazy, thriftless, ignorant, superstitious and unstable. . . . On the ranch or village home of the 'Greaser' Mexican, everything bears the stamp of negligence and shiftlessness. Their gaunt, sharp-nosed, long-legged and tan-colored hogs share with their owners in the comforts of the family residence."
And it goes on like this. What's remarkable about the letter is it nearly reads word-for-word like the points Orange County Register readers make when railing about SanTana--and yet they insist they're not racist. Didn't they ever read the Dillingham Commission report?