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Monday, October 29, 2007

Racism, Spanish Style

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A 16-year old immigrant girl from Ecuador was attacked by another passenger on the Barcelona metro. I don't notice anyone coming to her aid... The attack by Sergi Xavier Martín, 21, was recorded by security cameras.




Las reacciones en blogs

  • “Es increíble lo que sucede en un país “civilizado”: comentarios en blogs de Periodista Digital con fuerte debate
  • Cobarde agresión racista de español a una joven de 16 años (Blog de la Tele (España)
  • La bestia xenófoba le dijo -entre otras cosas- “zorra” e “inmigrante de mierda”, y la invitó a irse a su país. Es brutal, es vergonzoso. Es infamante, es bestial: (España) http://reflexionesdelaerazp.blogspot.com/

Sergi Xavier Martín, el agresor de la adolescente ecuatoriana en un vagón de los Ferrocarriles de la Generalitat (FGC), fue denunciado por otro ataque mientras crece el debate por su libertad y se reiteran las peticiones de su inmediato juicio.

Nueva denuncia

La joven, que utilizó el nombre de María para proteger su identidad, aseguró ante a la cadena Cuatro que fue agredida de manera casi similar por
Sergi Xavier Martín, a quien reconoció en el video del ataque grabado por las cámaras de seguridad.

El jueves pasado, el juez dictaminó una serie de medidas para mantener al agresor controlado, pero lo dejó en libertad sin fianza, ante lo que recurrirá la Fiscalía de Cataluña, confirmó la vicepresidenta del Gobierno, María Teresa Fernández de la Vega. La declaración de la vicepresidenta se produce en un clima de rechazo a la puesta en libertad de
Sergi Xavier Martín.

Related:
Bigots are exploiting the Internet to spread hate, according to the head of the Anti-Defamation League. Newsday reports.

Clear Channel Communications radio executives in Cincinnati, Ohio are quietly putting together the community advisory board demanded by local Hispanic groups it offended on two separate occasions this year. The League of United Latin American Citizens proposed the panel in May, when WLW-AM 700, the city's No. 1 station, put up the "Big Juan" billboards with a Mexican man and a donkey. The league's national office repeated the demand to Clear Channel's corporate headquarters in San Antonio, Texas in August, after the station broadcast a promotion offering "helpful phrases" to speak to illegal aliens, with Spanish music in the background. Cincinnati Enquirer.

Native American groups are upset with the announcers at KQRS-FM 92.5 Minneapolis after the announcers described members of two Sioux tribes as "ignorant," reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune.


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