Tuesday, August 2, 2011

L.A. Archbishop blasts "nativism"

Ouch. Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles minces no words here:

Unfortunately, today we hear ideas like Huntington’s being repeated on cable TV and talk radio — and sometimes even by some of our political leaders.
There is no denying significant differences between Hispanic-Catholic and Anglo-Protestant cultural assumptions.
But my point is that this kind of bigoted thinking stems from an incomplete understanding of American history. Historically, both cultures have a rightful claim to a place in our national “story” — and in the formation of an authentic American identity and national character. 

(Via RCL)

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