Notes Saying "Go Back to Baja Wetbacks" Placed on Cars of Latinos in Belmont Shore

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Long Beach is a great town, a town that likes to pride itself on its diversity, unlike us Neanderthals over in Orange County. Nevertheless, it's a place that boils with racial tension from time to time, as the city has turned from Iowa-on-the-Beach to one of the most diverse towns in the country. 

But such incidents usually happen in the working-class areas, definitely not in tony Belmont Shore, where Labor Day found some anonymous pendejo leaving nasty anti-Mexican notes on cars asking "wet backs" to "go back to Baja."
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Courtesy of Griselda Suarez

Silly racist--don't you know most Mexis in the LBC are from Michoacán?

Here's another note:

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Courtesy of Griselda Suarez

"There were several cars with notes like these," said Griselda Suarez, a lecturer in the Department of Chicano and Latino Studies at Long Beach State. "Our car had the yellow note."

Suarez filed a police report, but police shrugged it off as a freedom-of-speech issue. Besides, they were too busy arresting homophobic Marines at the Silver Fox. Sigh...

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lollipoptheif
lollipoptheif topcommenter

Is this the extent of the documentation about the provocative notes left on parked vehicles in Belmont Shore on Labor Day.

 

Information for this article provided by Griselda Suarez

Police report filed by Griselda Suarez

Photos courtesy of Griselda Suarez

 

Hopefully, we have heard the last from the anonymous pendejo who left  the anti-mexican note on Griselda Suarez' car

AguilarMD
AguilarMD

Maybe when Obama is re-elected these people will be able to afford college. If they can't afford their books, I will buy them a history book. Or a free rectal exam! Dr. Aguilar

sisto.leal
sisto.leal

Mexicans "ARENT" taking over your beaches,we have been on this continent for 100s of years!As for the trash that gets left behind,I do agree that that is very wrong!Its just as wrong as when "WHITE FOLKS" come down to BAJA & leave a mess down here."WHITE FOLKS" complaint about every other race,you should have stayed in Europe & we wouldnt have these problems!!

missbrandicruz
missbrandicruz

I live across the street. The HOMELESS and the skater kids BUG 100% more!

Chris Moran
Chris Moran

Sounds like someone is spoiling for a fight. But the question is ... will you take the bait?

Kurt Scott
Kurt Scott

Wasn't California settled by the Spanish and the Russians before the Americans came along? And what about the Native Americans, bet they would love the guy or gal who wrote those notes to back where they came from. ( I'm thinking some place with no history book, probably doesn't even know where Mexico is on a map, probably doesn't know where the United States is on a map.) Don't get me started....Opps to late.

tutsy90805
tutsy90805

I thought the beaches were open to everyone...not only "mexicans" leave their trash on the beach or on the streets...is sad to see this happening

Seant
Seant

Mr. Arellano, please interview me! I live across the street from Mothers Beach where every hot weekend I find myself picking up trash that has been thrown in front of my house (I really love the shitty diapers) telling the gang banger to quit getting high in their car in front of my house (not that I'm against it but, just don't want my two and four year old to deal with it) I really love it when I see someone playing bumper cars with one of my neighbors cars because, they don't want to pay a quarter to park at the lot (I have one neighbor that has had her car sideswiped at least six times) even though I like music I don't really like mariachi reverberating through my house, I love the fact that I can't leave anything out because, it will be misconstrued as trash and will disappear, now from where I sitt I see that 95% of it comes from the Mexican families that come here to enjoy the beach.. I get it it's a cheap fun family outing. However, they have no respect for our neighborhood and as such one of our neighbors have gotten fed up! Now I know you might think I'm racist but, I don't think my Mexican grandparents who raised me feel the same..

Nestor Jaimes
Nestor Jaimes

who PICKS ALL THE FRUITS AND VEGGIES?????.... that's what i thought.

Andre Miller
Andre Miller

@James....if you think it does...I'll let you believe that...now go enjoy your tacos!

Jonathan Smith
Jonathan Smith

What are they putting in the republican Kool-Aid these days?

James Hall
James Hall

@ Andre..I notice the words ''Alpha Prowess White Republican Male'' bothers you. That makes Me Feel good.

James Hall
James Hall

@ Andre We will see in November..Predator.. Good Movir though

Andre Miller
Andre Miller

James....do you not think the White Alpha Male is on the doing Jews dirty work? or enjoy getting cheap gas while the Euro's are paying $7/per gallon?

Andre Miller
Andre Miller

Ok James....I tried talking to you respectfully but that didnt work I see. the reason your fruits & veggies are so cheap isnt b/c a white alpha male picked them, trust that. Your ignorance precides you w/ the statements you've made. who spoke of the white invader? Colonialism is fact not some fairy tale we read in text books....it seems as though you're bring more hate into the conversation...FYI the white alpha male is quickly losing his position. Give it another 5 years, you'll see...white guilt, lose some weight..is that the best you got?

pedro_lopez151
pedro_lopez151

How in the world could they tell the ethnicity of the car owners?

 

Or did they just put the notes on every car?

 

@James: Gustavo the mexi Al Sharpie= FUNNY!

James Hall
James Hall

@ johnathan, so What That I Hate zionest jews! who wouldn't, their baby killers and Land&Oil Thieves ,they have our military doing their dirty work.zionest jews are democrats just like you, gustavo and FATT andre with her BF that looks like ''Predator'' from the movie.

James Hall
James Hall

@ Johnathan Smith it was not on Private 20 minutes ago. sorry, but you are so democrat! you look for government work I noticed thats why you vote democrat and your jealous Of Rich Prowess Alpha White Males who can turn a penny into a Dollar.. also You are Not White amigo, You know Damn wel what you are and gustavo actually hates your type!

Jonathan Smith
Jonathan Smith

Would you care to give examples as to what makes democrats more racist than republicans? And I hope you're not honestly trying to make yourself out to be free from racism because you make just about everything on your wall race related and constantly talk about those "non whites". And then when you get into arguments with people regarding your FB posts, you call them "Jew" using it as a derogatory remark. So now you've run out of arguments and are resorting to lying about me and my background? What was the point of telling me that you have seen my FB when you have to know that I know you're lying. My profile is private and you have not seen any of my information because I denied your friend request. If it really makes a difference to you what my racial background is, I'm German and English. But that's not white, right?

James Hall
James Hall

@ Aundre No offense But I am Only Half White, Your The Last person On here to Give a sociology lesson on Hating The White Invader..Dating a black man dont excuse That your a redneck as well..Bigger one then Most too with your white guilt BS..Everybody sees through that Now..This isnt the 90s. also Lose some weight..''oh Let Me Guess,White Mans Fault too Your FATT like the women in Jonathan Smiths family.. Boo Hooo..This must be killing some of you to have to Live in the OC with the Rich Whites along the Coast Line.

James Hall
James Hall

@ johnathan democrats are alot more racist then Republicans..who says other wise is an Idiot! I would Love to hear the Accompishments obama has done in 3 years? msnbc hired al sharpton for Goodness sake! Iv'e seen your FB, your not even White, but your posing yourself as one so We Real Whites can look like Ignorant libtards and obesity runs in the Females in you Family Obviously..Ive seen Your mom and aunt or should I say Tia.

Pedro Delgado
Pedro Delgado

From the baja,baja cavana is were all ilegals come from,from the baja,baja cavaaaanaaaaa!!

Andre Miller
Andre Miller

when ppl(red folks) ask 'are you better off'...to me it sounds like they're dependent on the gov't. Exactly the opposite of what the red folks preach. Now back to article...ppl(especially white folks) forget this state was once Mexico until colonialism took place. We as Americans should be ashamed we have such ppl in our society continuing to spread hate

Jonathan Smith
Jonathan Smith

The last 4 years have been worse than what? And if you want change, how would voting Romney make sense since he plans to implement the same principles that brought about the great recession. I never said anyone who wants change is racist. I said there are a lot of conservative media outlets doing the same thing that you accuse this Gustavo of doing. And my guess is you don't generally speak out against race baiting as long as it fits a conservative agenda.

Maggie Maciel Carrillo
Maggie Maciel Carrillo

I was just reading this, its sad that the PD wont do anything about this. This why mexicans handle everything on their own and end up kicking someones ass =)

James Hall
James Hall

@ jonathan, ''Are You Serious?'' So since the last almost 4 years been worst, just because We want a change, It means We Are Racist? WTF have you been the Last 4 years Pendejo?! I Meant democrat! Gustavo is getting to Me.

Jonathan Smith
Jonathan Smith

And there's enough racist conservative media out there to keep uniformed white people lining up at the polls in droves so they can vote for "anyone but the black guy".

James Hall
James Hall

@ Andre I was Not Talking Bad about chicanos! I was saying gustavo is the type to pull this crap to pit Race vs.Race Especially the Way Romne/Ryan Have been in Our FACES More and More Everyday and its not Going to Die Down Soon..Gutavo HATES Men Like them and He Hates obama but Hates Alpha White Republicans More (MUCHO)

Jonathan Smith
Jonathan Smith

Not like it matters, James. California is not a swing state. Obama's got it in the bag.

James Hall
James Hall

@ Johnathan, gustavos Imbedding Negativity Toward Whites, So It Taints The Mind at The Voting Booths in a Few Months..Keep In Mind We allow People to Vote who Dont Know Politics and Policies but just have a biased becauses Something they heard happend a few months back..And Romney/Ryan come off as White Alpha Males which in the voters minds now is Two White Guys who went around Belmont Shore Putting Go Home WETBACKS with sharpies on schoolwork paper.

Andre Miller
Andre Miller

People such as Mr. Hall truly dont know where his food comes from (or who picks it) as a matter of fact Im sure he's gonna enjoy some Tacos since today is Tuesday! SMH....Mr. Hall probably lives on a street thats in Spanish lives in a city that has a Spanish name yet he wants to talk bad about Mexicans. Pump your brakes Mr. Hall..you're probably paying 35% in taxes but are too blinded by peoples skin color for that to matter

Jonathan Smith
Jonathan Smith

What are you blithering about James? What could this possibly have to do with the presidential election?

Aaron Roach
Aaron Roach

Randomly capitalized comments are always good for a laugh.

James Hall
James Hall

ummm it sounds like something Gustavo would do, because there is an election In November and gustavos guy obama is going to Lose since they are going to ID voters and stop voter fraud in Ohio..If You chicanos are Smart like the Mexicanos Down South, you would look at this as suspicion..people like gustavo are not Helping, he's just another al sharpton, but the chicano version.

Linda Josey
Linda Josey

Very sad. This is a culturally diverse community that is usually very accepting of our neighbors. Sad that a couple of bad eggs spoil it.

Dave_Lieberman
Dave_Lieberman

I fully support the Mexicanization of beaches. Maybe eventually there'll actually be decent food for sale along the shoreline... mmmm... cocos helados.

Rome
Rome

 @Seant Your Mexican grandparents didn't school you well: That thumping is not Mariachi... That's Banda. 

GustavoArellano
GustavoArellano moderator editortopcommenter

 @Seant Wow, someone who agrees with the note—AND they have "Mexican grandparents." Pathetic...

jdepraect
jdepraect

 @pedro_lopez151

 Doger logo, crome rims , banged up paint job, low rider , bandanas on mirrow, and a "Que Buena" sticker on bumper.

 

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young

 @Dave_Lieberman And while you're enjoying those you can take in the site of tons of trash left by beachgoers -- just like in Acapulco.

sisto.leal
sisto.leal

 @ageofknowledge Please dont forget to mention that one of the main reasons the "Eupropeans" now have "Native" DNA is due to raping "Native American Women".Oh,& Im not a reverse racist...I just dont take kindly to "RACISTS" period,be whatever color it may be!

ageofknowledge
ageofknowledge

 @Mitchell_Young  I walked all over the old part of Acapulco a few years ago. Everyone looked at me in total surprise as I walked up down their hilly streets. The smell was awful because of the sewage (and the "veterinarian" "hospital" which was running who knows what bodies through that place) but the people were alright (except for the addicts of course that kept asking me for money and not getting any) and the tour guide who hated white people at the old fort.

 

He kept stopping the tour and making anti-white colonialist remarks in Spanish and even tried to ditch me once. I speak Spanish and to his dismay told him in Spanish a bit harshly that I didn't appreciate the racist remarks and would report him to the government after the tour if he continued degrading me in front of everyone which surprised the hell out of him. He behaved the rest of the tour.

 

Afterwards I headed past some women with cartel tats who were bringing cold drinks out to some laborers next to the fort and walked down to the Super Mercado on the beach and was surprised to find that many of the prices are actually higher than here in SoCal which is probably why Walmarts are finding traction in Mexico now after bribing their way in.

 

I have lots of stories of Mexico but I always go there LEGALLY.

Dave_Lieberman
Dave_Lieberman

 @Mitchell_Young Because of course no white person ever leaves trash on the beach, right? You've never seen the beaches at Lavallette, N.J.—wealthy, private and overwhelmingly Caucasian—at the end of a long weekend.

-paulc-
-paulc-

 @Mitchell_Young  @Dave_Lieberman  wait wait..."the site of tons of trash left by beachgoers -- just like in Acapulco..."  The Eff?  Yes, just like in Acapulco where white people trash local beaches.  Yes, just like that. 

ageofknowledge
ageofknowledge

@Mitchell_Young

I couldn't agree more with your last paragraph in which you stated:

 

"What I don't understand is why people like Dave want everywhere to be like Mexico. If you like Mexico so much --go live there!"

 

That's exactly right! If you want to be a Mexican then move to Mexico. This is the United States.

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young

 @ageofknowledge To be fair, I and a friend got in a bit of trouble in a rental canoe, and some kids rescued us with their motor boat (we, of course, rewarded them handsomely). 

 

The people are fine, but it's Mexico. I have no problem with that. What I don't understand is why people like Dave want everywhere to be like Mexico. If you like Mexico so much --go live there!

AguilarMD
AguilarMD

I guess you've been there too. But wait, you're not Mexican, are you? Who did you say was in Acapulco? All Mexicans? @Mitchell_Young @killian101 @Dave_Lieberman

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