I felt a need to speak on or about our hispanic brothers and sisters. All people on the earth with the exception of the African in America has something called "cultural cement". Cultural cement is that which holds them together as a group with a common cause and heritage. For those we deem as our spanish brothers, there are two types. There are those who alien themselves with the father and those who alien themselves with the mother. The first type is the white looking spanish brother who generally aliens themselves with the father...the white conqueror that we call Spain. The second type aliens themselves with the mother or Taino Indian who was naturally darker in complexion. It was Spain that exiled the African Moors out of Spain in 1503 to the islands of Hispanol. It was the mixture of the African, the Taino Indian and the white Spainard that produced what we now call a Puerto Rican. In the islands that are called "hispanic", the darker or African type is going through the same thing we are here in America. Those are not the type that we generally encounter here in America. They as a people have to uphold Christorpher Columbus where as we condemn him. Already we see a historical and cultural difference right there in that. As a group their cultural cement is their language. When we turn on our tv. we see about four or five spanish channels. Where are ours at? They have about 10 banks in New York, not counting the rest of the nation. Where are ours at? They have their own food products in all the supermarkets in this country called "Goya" and other names. Where are ours at? In general it is their stores that occupy our community among other groups. In other words, even in their eyes we are looked at as the group to capitalize off of. I mention all of this to reveal "one thing and one thing only"..."their struggle is not our struggle", pure and simple!! We can regard them anyway we want to but reality speaks for itself. I'm not into the word games and the idea of adopting any other family members who are not in the same boat that we as Africans in America are. I say all of this to also say that we need a reality check in terms of the politics, the history and the ultimate reality that "ONLY WE AS A GROUP ARE GOING THROUGH". Anything outside of this is secondary to me, and by right it should be to you also. When does it cease to be secondary? It will cease to be so when we are on equal footing...until then, I ain't trynna hear ***** !!!