Mexico’s foreign minister: Anti-Mexican bigotry is no different than anti-Semitism

06/07/2016 The Washington Post


Mexico’s foreign minister, speaking here Monday to a conference of American Jews, compared “the stench” of anti-Mexican “bigotry” in U.S. political dialogue to international anti-Semitism.

“Today in the 21st century, here in the United States, a climate of intolerance is sending a similar message: Mexicans go home,” Claudia Ruiz Massieu said in a speech to the American Jewish Committee’s annual conference in Washington. “Separate those who are different, blame the minorities, demonize the stranger.”

“Well, let me tell you who those strangers are,” Ruiz Massieu said of Mexican Americans. “No different from American Jews from all walks of life.”

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