I am not saying that people of Jewish faith don’t have the right to be angry at the comments made by Rick Sanchez, what I am saying is that I didn’t find them anti-Semitic. Case in point: Like Sanchez, I also grew up in
. Miami, Florida is known as Cuba North. I understand how difficult it must be for some people who are not Hispanic to live in this city, as great as it is. After all, if you don’t speak Spanish you are almost always at a disadvantage. Both the Mayor of Miami and Miami are Cuban-American. The City of Miami Police Chief is Cuban-American. Numerous other city and county officials are also Cuban American. When you walk into a restaurant, more times than not, many of the service staff speak little English if any. At some public places you hear Spanish spoken almost exclusively. Miami-Dade County
It is what it is. If you are non-Hispanic, you might have a more difficult time getting things done in
. Although Cuban-Americans are a minority in most places in the country, in Miami we own the town. It would be ridiculous to believe that Cuban-Americans in Miami are a “minority.” I am here to tell you things couldn’t be further from the truth. There is a networking system that Cuban-Americans are a part of that benefits Cuban-Americans. It’s makes it easier to get a job; to run for political office; to make friends. Miami
Would I be offended if a Jewish person, an African American, or a Haitian scoffed at the idea that Cuban-Americans are not really a minority in
? Of course I would not. I would agree with them wholeheartedly. I would not call them racists. I would not think that they are anti-Cuban. I would simply say they are right! Miami
Rick Sanchez is not anti-Semitic. He is not a racist. He simply opined that it has been more difficult for him to crack through the glass ceiling, because he is a Cuban-American. He never said Jews control the media as many have erroneously reported. He stated the Northeast liberal elite controlled the networks. If he meant Jews by that is open to debate. But even if he did; even if he meant that it was harder for him, because he did not have a support network like the Jews may have in the industry; like the Cuban-Americans have in Miami, is that such an egregious comment that it should have gotten him fired. Should that be enough to brand him anti-Semitic? I personally don’t think so.