Photo: hispanic hate target Pedro Ramirez
On November 18 we wrote about Pedro Ramirez’ dual role in life: Cal State Fresno Student Body President and undocumented student. An anonymous tip took him, initially uncomfortably, out of the shadows to the forefront of the DREAM Act and why it is so desperately needed in this country.
He amongst thousands others were devastated when the DREAM Act was voted down last month in the Senate. So what has happened to this high school valedictorian, whose parents brought him here from Mexico when he was three??
He is now the target of a hate website by a fellow student at Fresno State, Neil O’Brien. The website called “The Real Pedro” refers to Ramirez as a criminal and chronicles his every move. Supposedly, O’Brien’s anger, or Hispanic hate as some refer to it as, comes from his parents coming to this country legally from Argentina and he not understanding why Ramirez’ parents didn’t do the same.
O’Brien urges his fellow ‘Patroits’ to donate to his cause of investigating Ramirez and wants the University to kick him out otherwise risk being known as a ‘sanctuary college’. Many have come to Ramirez’ defense, even the local press is asserting that many of O’Brien’s claims are unfounded and slanderous.