In the 1940s, the Mexicans came to Detroit for the same reason blacks had abandoned the south a decade earlier: well paying, steady work in the auto factories. The only color Henry Ford saw was US Currency Green. He didn care if you were a spic, an A rab or a nigger as long as you could tighten a bolt or guide a body onto a chassis.
First thing: For those who are going to try our Week 1278 “grandfoals” contest and I hope that’s all of you; what do you have to lose? you’ll want the handy dandy list of all 68 of this week’s inking foal names at the bottom of this page. That’s something that delights me in an age when being 25 years old (the Invitational, not me; I’m 12) is not exactly considered a virtue. The final count by Loser Jonathan Hardis, who sorts them alphabetically for me every year (since Word won’t do what I need) was 4,213 entries, whittled from an initial count of 4,350 after Jonathan discovered groups of entries that some people had submitted multiple times..
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Zanou, her husband and their three children had left West Africa for what she believed would be a better life in Montreal.It wasn’t. Tough enough to adjust to a place where colour can always be an issue, but tougher still when her husband finds it difficult to adjust to a society where the male dominant culture he left behind is not the norm here.As a consequence, Zanou underwent harrowing periods of violence before deciding she had to take her life and those of her kids into her own hands if she were to survive.Zanou’s story, as well as several other women from Togo and the Ivory Coast, is the focus of Togo born director Gentille M. Assih’s poignant National Film Board of Canada documentary Into the Light.
By Ian RansomMELBOURNE () An emotional Gael Monfils exited the in anguish on Monday after a shock five set loss to Finnish tyro Emil Ruusuvuori and said he felt trapped in a “nightmare” as he battles through a form slump.Tenth seed Monfils, who last tasted victory in Dubai nearly a year ago, crashed to his seventh successive loss and only his second first round defeat at Melbourne Park.”I lost, I have zero confidence, I played badly,” Monfils told reporters, his voice breaking as he held back tears after the 3 6 6 4 7 5 3 6 6 3 loss.”I cannot serve, I make mistakes . I do not feel right and it shows.”I know that I have lost a lot and it hurts me. I would like to wake up and tell myself that this nightmare is over, but I don know when it will stop.”I have no confidence, I have no confidence.”Monfils, a former quarter finalist at Melbourne Park, converted only six out of 23 break points against 21 year old Ruusuvuori, the world number 86 who was in his main draw at the tournament.The 34 year old Monfils last first round exit in Melbourne came in 2006.Ruusuvuori was Monfils practice partner during their mandatory two week quarantine after arriving in the country.”I think he was just playing his game .