Stop the attack to our Hispanic heritage in San Diego, CA

Petición a: Jennifer Campbell - Member of the San Diego City Council from the 2nd district

 

Stop the attack to our Hispanic heritage in San Diego, CA

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Stop the attack to our Hispanic heritage in San Diego, CA

We are repulsed by the fact that these events are always aimed at attacking the Hispanic heritage, a heritage that some seem determined to make disappear. In this case, the "dehispanization" of San Diego, distances this city from its Hispanic past, both Mexican and Spanish.

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Petición a: Jennifer Campbell - Member of the San Diego City Council from the 2nd district

Dear Mrs. Campbell,
 
We convey our concern for the latest events in your city of San Diego.
 
In recent years we are witnessing how the Hispanic legacy is being erased from many public places and institutions, especially in the United States.
 
The latest episode of these disastrous initiatives for History in general and the Hispanic world, in particular, has occurred in the Californian city of San Diego, where Councilor Joe LaCava has presented a proposal to eliminate the symbols that refer to its history and foundation. on the city's coat of arms. According to LaCava, "the current shield erases the history of the indigenous peoples who occupied this land long before us and glorifies those who stole it."
 
The current shield of San Diego includes three elements that refer to the Hispanic heritage of the city:
 
* The caravel, which appeals to the arrival of the Spanish expedition led by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo in 1542, being the first Europeans to reach the west coast of the current United States.
* The bell, in reference to the mission founded by Fray Junípero Serra and which constituted the origin of the city when he founded the mission of San Diego de Alcalá in 1769.
* The columns of Hercules, which recall the old territorial jurisdiction of Spain.
 
Besides, the current flag of the city also presents in its colors a clear reference to its Hispanic legacy, since the colors red and yellow were chosen in reference to the colors of the flag of Spain.
 
From Hispanics against the Black Legend, today April 15, 2021, on the 107th anniversary of the adoption of the San Diego shield, we appeal to all Hispanics in the world, be they from the State or country that they are, and have the political orientation they have, to sign this application.
 
We want these signatures to serve as a protest against these initiatives, which from the perspective of the 21st century, believe themselves morally superior to judge all those events and historical figures that preceded them and contributed to creating the world as it is today, in this case, the city of San Diego where they live.
 
We are repulsed by the fact that these events are always aimed at attacking the Hispanic heritage, a heritage that some seem determined to make disappear. In this case, the "dehispanization" of San Diego, distances this city from its Hispanic past, both Mexican and Spanish.
 
Will Mr. Joe LaCava also claim the appropriation and occupation by the United States of more than half of the Mexican territory, including the city of San Diego, as a result of the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo of 1848? Or the elimination and cornering of all the North American native nations after the Conquest of the West?
 
Hispanics had nothing to do with the latter. Please accept as your own this Hispanic legacy that has contributed so much to Universal History, instead of wanting to implant a single and partisan version of History.
 
Best Regards
 
 
HISPANICS AGAINST THE BLACK LEGEND
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Stop the attack to our Hispanic heritage in San Diego, CA

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