- Dec 6, 2007
It was wrong of me to leave out that there are many legal citizens of Mexican background who have professional jobs. That said, this is a forum, not a TV show, and I hope I've made it clear that I was attempting to make the point that Mexicans are not lazy, and that I wasn't trying to generalize negatively about a group of people. If I were on TV, I would need to apologize.The problem I am having with your original statement you said something insulting about mexicans, then told everyone to complain to the BBC about Top Gear insulting mexicans.
You could also say "Many mexicans who come here are criminals like drug dealers and rapists." and that would also be true, because any selection of a large group of people regardless of race or nationality is going to have a bunch of bad people, especially if the selection is doing something like illegally entering a country. That's like saying the majority of people in X third world country who steal have to. Sure there are plenty who do but that doesn't mean the vast majority of people committing X crime are in fact doing it for good moral reasons.
Just because something is true doesn't mean it isn't something that isn't insulting when applied to the entire population and the way you sounded if you had made that comment on TV you might have to issue an apology as well.