Volkonski wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:52 am
And another another thing - My first husband was part Native American (yes, he was). My oldest son looks Latino and he married a first generation Mexican American woman. DiL speaks Spanish only when conversing with her parents. She doesn't even have an accent. But a mutual friend recently confided to me, after making me swear to keep my mouth shut, that the reason they are looking to move is because of the hatred they both encounter in public these days. Son is pretty laid back, like his dad, but DiL has a fiery temper, and that worries son. That's not meant as a stereotypical insult. It's one of the things I love about her (she reminds me of myself). Mutual friend, also of Hispanic heritage, actually worded it as "typical fiery Latina." *
But where the hell can they go that would be better? They currently live in Mesa, which has a huge Hispanic population. Apparently safety in numbers doesn't count any more. I had hoped to lure them to SWFL, but my new next door neighbor is a NJ Nazi.
*If this description is seen as an insult to the Hispanic community, please let me know and I'll reword the story. I meant nothing untoward and I'm always willing to listen to constructive criticism. If somebody tells me this or that is offensive to them, I'm willing to take them at their word. Well, unless they're a MAGAt.