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Whoops! Texas state troopers classifying Hispanics as white

Whoops! Texas state troopers during traffic stops have listed large numbers of Hispanics – including those with swarthy skin and Spanish surnames who speak only Spanish – as being white. The disingenuous record-keeping is described in an online article, “Texas troopers ticketing Hispanic drivers as white,” which was published on Saturday by feisty Austin news channel KXAN.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    “Dance as though no one is watching you.
    Love as though you have never been hurt before.
    Drive as if you are still in Mexico!.”

    Drunk by Noon

  • Maggat

    Sounds like a step up, they should be thankful.

  • Dana Garcia

    Authorities don’t want the little citizens to know that drunk driving is a Mexican value.

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  • Maurixio Villa-Lobos

    Now I’m a gringo!

    • Alain

      No, just white whatever your colour.

    • mobuyus

      Not with that wet back.

  • Jay Currie

    Am I the only person who thinks that marking down the race of someone being traffic stopped is odd? Never mind if the cop gets it right or wrong…what possible relevance does race have to driving?

    • tom_billesley

      When a police department is accused of racism in stopping a disproportionate number of (insert ethnicity) then the stats are to hand. If they miscount enough people as white, then they look good.

      • Alain

        Thanks. I didn’t know that one, but now it makes sense.

    • mobuyus

      Quickest way to blind a Chinese women is to give her a drivers license..

      • Jay Currie

        Awful… But accurate.

    • Blacksmith

      Yes and no, I don’t really care unless there is a need to know what occurs regularly. I would assume that decades ago they didn’t then when they started to get lawyers arguing they ticketed the wrong person because there was no description then they started to do it to make sure they were covered.