A tale of diversity from our state government: (page 11)
Taking Care of Barrio Business
Mr. Gonzales worked dayshift at a factory. He worked very hard. He worked long, long hours, even asking for overtime because he heard lay-offs were coming. Because of his immigration status, Mr. Gonzales knew he would not get another job that paid as well. He came home dirty, bone tired, and anxious.
Mrs. Gonzales assembled computer boards for Intel. She made about 60% more per hour than her husband. She worked with women she called her comadres. They shared meals. She came home from swing-shift happy.
Beatings began when Mr. Gonzales and their teenaged son got into angry arguments. These fights got worse, until Mr. Gonzales went into a furious rage. Mrs. Gonzales intervened, and she was hurt badly, several times. Sra. Sanchez, an older friend at work, asked Mrs. Gonzales to trust her to intervene correctly. Mr. Gonzales’ anger was destroying his family. Mr. Gonzales was losing the respect of his wife, his son, his daughter.
Sra. Sanchez told her nephew-in-law, a community activist, who asked an elder Uncle, Father Martin, and Officer Barrios for help. The four men ate dinner at the church and talked to Mr. Gonzales about his job and his anger.
Elder Uncle asked if he could come visit Sundays, Father Martin said he expected Sr. Gonzales at morning Mass, Officer Barrios told Mr. Gonzales to give any guns he had to his nephew to keep safely – no questions asked – his nephew would engage community employment resources to relieve work pressure on Mr. Gonzales, whether or not he was laid-off.
What each man did - each with his own kind of family, community, legal and moral authority - was show understanding and offer their masculine strength. What the group did was to open wide Sr. Gonzales’ family’s windows so that his community’s nurturance and his community’s disapproval could reach inside.
What the group and Mr. Gonzales know is each group member is trusted to respect Sr. Gonzales’ manhood and privacy. Their moral expectations of Mr. Gonzales’ behavior and their prominence in a tight-knit ethnic community, practically assures Mr. Gonzales compliance.
The problem identified in this story is not a lack of cultural competency by any state bureaucrat, the problem is that a criminal alien is worried about his work status because he is breaking the law.
The criminal alien then chooses to use that as an excuse to beat his wife and kid. This is an issue for someone with the word "officer" or "deputy" in his job title but our state government thinks that it's an opportunity to be more "inclusive." Enter the bureaucrat with "diversity" or "cultural" in their job title.
And don't forget that being "inclusive" in this example involved "community members" aiding and abetting an illegal alien with "employment resources" that should be going to a legal worker.