Border Patrol as a Function of White Supremacy, Why No Mexicans Should enter the Service By Cindy Gomez-Schempp | Last Real Indians
It might seem counter intuitive to tell all Mexicans not to serve in the U.S. Border Patrol. But frankly, given the growing numbers of Mexicans entering policing jobs including with U.S. border patrol, it appears that it must be said. So, I’m going to say it.
Mexicans: Don’t join the U.S. Border Patrol service! Doing so goes against your own self interest and that of your fellow Mexicans. The U.S. Border Patrol service is an institution that is rooted in white supremacy.
Now, some people might say, ‘Hey! That’s unpatriotic!’. Some might even say it’s ‘reverse racism’. But, it doesn’t matter how upsetting it is for people to hear it. It’s still the truth. Mexicans should never participate in or support white supremacy, whatever form it takes. And, believe me, the U.S. Border Patrol is a function of white supremacy in the United States. It has been used to further white supremacy and to reinforce stereotypes that demonize and target Mexicans (even those who are American citizens and/or legal permanent residents), subjecting us all to discrimination, hate crimes, and death in ever growing numbers.
Perhaps these statements are mind boggling. But, for many out there, you know exactly what I am talking about. The level of hate Mexicans are being subjected to these days is out of control and we can’t afford to allow our own people to be duped into doing the dirty work for our oppressors.
First, however, let me say that I do not think Mexicans should be hating on other Mexicans who are in the U.S. Border Patrol. I can totally understand why Mexicans (especially those born and raised in the U.S.A.) would be drawn to these positions. They pay well. They offer civil servant pensions (which hardly any jobs have nowadays) and – – the most important factor attracting Mexicans to the U.S. Border Patrol – – is that it is one of the few places where Mexicans are being actively recruited. Law enforcement and military jobs are at a premium and they don’t mind a little brown in their ranks. But, Mexicans should be asking themselves why?
The answer to that question is this: Because white people need Mexicans to do “all the jobs regular Americans don’t want to do” (or can’t do, I would add). We all know this is true. That’s why all the agricultural workers, construction jobs, hotel rooms and kitchens are filled with Mexicans.
But, you don’t see all the areas of law enforcement filled with Mexicans do you? Well, in Border Patrol there is high recruitment of Mexican-American, especially bilingual border patrol agents. More and more these days the people being rounded up and packed into the backs of white vans look and sound like those who are yelling “Alto” and putting on the plastic restraint handcuffs. As Mexicans this should alarm us. It should make us question why the gringo wants us to do this job for him and why they don’t want to do it themselves.
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