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

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

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

Here's another note:

Courtesy of Griselda Suarez
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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