I've been keeping up with Geraldo Rivera's positions and comments over the course of the immigration debate because I've always considered him a small time ethnic/race hustler always advocating for the "Latino" community regardless of the impact to larger society, rule of law, etc.
I decided to do a little research on Geraldo when he basically accused Bill O'Reilly of racism the on 6/6 during an immigration debate.
Geraldo said that people like Bill (whites) didn't want to come out of their homes and see people like "my kids" (Geraldo's has four children), implying that Geraldo's kids are "brown" people.
Any sane person looking at Bill and Geraldo side by side could reasonably assume that both men were of European extraction and that Geraldo clearly had more in common physically with Bill than with any of the Mexican (largely poor Aztecs) immigrants up for amnesty. Since Geraldo is of Puerto Rican extraction he obviously has more European, maybe even 100%, in him than most Mexicans.
After a quick read of his bio I quickly learned that Geraldo's mother, Lillian Friedman, is Jewish! So Geraldo is even whiter than he may already have been if he were 100% Puerto Rican.
Now, back to his "brown" kids. None of Geraldo's five wives (4 ex's, one current) is "Latina". This is assumed by looking at their last names , none of which are Spanish. So, this makes his children only 25% Puerto Rican/Hispanic and hardly "brown". So what kind of intellectual honesty is there in a statement by him to Bill about seeing "people like my kids" across the street?
So, just what is Geraldo's angle here? Is he raising his white kids to think of themselves to be "brown"? How many "Hispanics" are actually white, mostly white, or at least half white in the USA? How many of them are aligned against the majority in the immigration debate because of some misplaced sense of ethnic loyalty?
Time for Geraldo to come clean about his "brownness".