Sure enough, just as the one-year anniversary since the anti-emo riots in Mexico approaches, The AP reports that those who are emo in Mexico may still be in danger of discrimination. Here’s the report:
“MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission says that followers of the youth music and fashion trend known as “emo” have suffered discrimination and violence, and recommends sensitivity training to prevent it.
Emos often wear long bangs and skinny pants, and listen to angst-ridden music. The youths were heckled and harassed in a pair of incidents in central Mexico in early 2008, aggressions apparently fueled by an Internet hate campaign by other youths.
The government rights commission says an investigation shows emos “have suffered violence and discrimination both by authorities and the public at large.”
It recommended the government provide diversity training in schools and anti-discrimination training for law enforcement personnel.”
…And already the blogs are up and making fun of this declaration… who knows how the backlash could actually affect those individuals in Mexico who feel any brunt from society, no matter what kind of subculture they apply their lives to.