Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Politician's Mother

The mayor of San Antonio is the son of a political activist who doesn't mince words.  She let the world know she doesn't like the Alamo.  

While most people think the Alamo story is a cool historical event, there are also a good number who see it as a representation of some sad Texas history.

If you want to learn more about "both" sides of the Alamo story read Remembering the Alamo by Richard Flores.


[San Antonio] Mayor's Mom Says She 'Hates' Alamo

Rosie Castro Quoted In The New York Times

POSTED: Wednesday, May 12, 2010
UPDATED: 6:42 pm CDT May 12, 2010

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro was recently profiled in the New York Times, which referenced him as the next national Hispanic leader and perhaps president.

"It's been a very promising response," said Castro. "It's a very flattering article."
But comments he didn't make could draw some strong opinions. His mother, Rosie Castro, had strong words when asked about her memories of the Alamo, a symbol of Texas independence.
"They used to take us there when we were school children," Perez told the Times. "They told us how glorious that battle was. When I grew up, I learned that the 'heroes' of the Alamo were a bunch of drunks and crooks and slaveholding imperialists who conquered land that didn't belong to them. link to complete article

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