“Today, as you see whitewashed images of a post-prison, unarmed, grandfatherly Mandela, please remember that he was someone who had the pride and courage to take up arms against his oppressor. Mandela fought in a guerilla war against white supremacy in South Africa, as did many others all across the world. Our own CIA alerted the SA authorities to Mandela’s location, which is what led to his 27 years behind bars and the medical condition which felled him today. Our government was responsible for that crime, and still holds our own anti-apartheid militants behind bars. So when you see Obama crying his crocodile tears later today remember that he would imprison a modern Mandela, that he arms the apartheid government of Israel, that he refuses to pardon those who fought against the corporations propping up the South African government here in the US, and that he has done everything he can to crush the kind of dissent that Mandela stood for.”
[in 1924]…the Interior Ministry exhorted the Mexican foreign ministry to instruct this consul not to extend visas “to individuals of the Negro race, because this immigration to our country is not advisable.”
…The rule was applied in a completely arbitrary fashion.
“I am an American citizen of mixed race, white, black and Indian; that is, what is commonly called a mulatto,” wrote S. B. W. May to the Secretary of the Interior of Mexico, explaining that he had no intention of settling in Mexico. Despite that, he explained, simply because of the color of his skin, the Mexican consular authorities were denying him permission to enter.
…It did not take long for the vagueness of the criteria to become a motive for conflict among government agencies themselves. In 1928, the Ministry of Public Education hired the English teacher Miguel Menbhardt, a specialist in tropical agriculture, “to serve in the public schools.”
A resident of Belize, Profesor Menbhardt tried to enter Mexico through the border with Quintana Roo, but was arrested in the town of Payo Obispo “in view of being of the negro race.””