Ack - I am Hispanic, I am a first generation American. My parents were from Mexico. I agree that the characteristics you stated can describe some Hispanic males but they most certainly do not describe all Hispanic males. The same can be held true for the situations that Yessian descibed. They are horrific but I can also relate similar stories about non-Hispanic families and men.
My only problem with this is that we are painting Hispanics with a wide brush and I feel that it might not fairly represent those Hispanics who are truly tolerant and loving to all people. I don’t like to see stereotypes of anyone - that’s why I took it personally.
Sands - don’t go away. I honestly didn’t mean to start anything to take away from your pain. You are getting sound advice here. You won’t hear any more from me on the subject but I will be praying for you!