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