For those of you in Texas, namely Corpus Christi (as I am), and don’t remember what today is…don’t feel too bad. Below is a response I left to a CNN blog story on Selena and her death.
Hm, I live in Corpus Christi, TX, Selena’s home, and I gotta say…no one has said a single thing about it today. Was at the local college this morning, getting my classes in and not a single word. I was in CC when she was killed and even drove by the hotel where she was shot as it was happening, although I didn’t know what the disturbance was at the time. While we do have the Selena memorial, which is always open to the public, I find it odd that no one, locally, has mentioned what today is. I guess perhaps its a generational thing…or maybe we all just forgot. I know I did, but then again. People here generally don’t remember a great persons death, they remember their life, and we don’t need a particular day to do that. Her music is still played on local stations everyday, and it’s not unusual for you to hear passing cars still playing her songs. Selena lost her life that terrible day, but something good did come out of it. When she died, she wasn’t forgotten. She transcended into immortality.
Here is an interesting bit of news from a CNN post. It references the story of a Spokane, WA man setting up and trying to detonate a bomb on Martin Luther King day in an attempt to further his cause. The post is unedited and contains racist language.
“Kay/Kay/Kay All The Way
Ok so he doesnt like n!ggers? Well who does? But you cant go around blowing things up like that. Well maybe if he hadve done it it wouldnt be all that bad. Just as long as it was only the n!ggers that got it. Cant afford to lose any white folks. Were diminishing fast enough as it is.”
“thats pretty funny. sad thing is your “white folk” would have perished as well so yeah, it was a dumb idea. I seriously doubt blowing people up should really even be an option. If you only solution is to kill people you do not like, then it’s time you went back to school and learned about coming up with other ideas. Each and every time some white power moron gos around killing people and committing hate crimes, it just gives all of us all the more reason to justify why certain things in the US exist like affirmative action. Racist people did this all to themselves and you will only worsen your cause by continuing to do what it is you all have always done. The KKK has been around since the 1860 (although it died out for a few years) and you would think if things were going to go your way, it would have by now. 150 years later, minorities have just as many rights, if not more rights that whites. A smart man once said you have to know when you have lost the war and simply cut your loses…sadly, racists aren’t winning and because of things like this, they never will.”