A rather….interesting comment from an article posted in 2013 titled Guam: Where America’s day begins with injustice
“It’s amazing how mad you are about things that happened 60-120 years ago. And yeah, it blows that our language and culture was bludgeoned , but the Spanish did it for almost 400 years before the US took over. Are you mad at Spain too?
I’m not surprised that bouncers (21-35 year olds with presumably limited educations) don’t know that Guam is America. I think it’s unreasonable for you to think they would. Most people know nothing of Guam, and these guys are just trying to not lose their jobs.
I take great pride in my being from Guam, and love to educate people about the culture, language, and heritage. When approached with a smile and an open heart, most mainland Americans jump at the chance to learn about our island.
It’s easy to be angry about injustices, and there have been lots against Guamanians, but try not to forget all the good that’s come from being American. Guam couldn’t possibly survive as an independent state. And our people are free to come and go as they please within the freest and richest country in the world.
You’re young. Try to not also be angry. (Nothing says “stop and frisk me” like an ethnically ambiguous 20 something who carries himself with a chip on his shoulder.)”
I’m still trying to process this comment, the article, and how I feel about both. Thought it would be cool to leave this here…