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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:01 PM
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9. A class system.
I haven't dealt with Mexican nationals in over fifteen years, but back then, what I learned was that most had to quit school to go to work to help the family. They could make more money here on minimum wage than in Mexico. They lived on very little and sent most of the money home.

A sixteen-year-old once told me that he had to quit school when he was eight years old and went to work in a tile factory in Oaxca where his father worked. He made 75 cents a day as compared to the minimum wage he made here. He was one of eight children.

An American woman I worked with thought he was so cute. I mentioned that I thought at his age he should be in school and she said but those people don't know anything about education.

So you figure it out. Desparation and racism going hand in hand.
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