Just as marketers and the media keep celebrating the so-called Latino Boom, some politicians cannot help but remind us that Hispanics are just one naughty bunch. Take Marc LeVine, a borough councilman in New Jersey, who recently claimed that the trouble with Hispanics is that they are, well, promiscuous.
In a Nov. 14, 2006, posting online, LeVine wrote, “There is definitely a very promiscuous flavor in — at least — parts of Hispanic culture. All of this is highly problematic in a society in which these people often expect to subsidize their mistakes in growing large families that they cannot afford to support on their own.”
Mr LeVine was pressed to apologized earlier this month, saying “Freedom of speech is not freedom from responsibility.”
Thank you councilman.