You would think that Latinos in the US have enough issues with ignorant comments about Latinos from such illuinaries such as Sheriff Joe, Republican State Senators from Texas and Tony Bruno.
However, when Latinos start talking about other Latinos or spreading ignorance about Latinos, that can be a bit much.
And in the last few months, that is what has happened. Take the case of Puerto Rican and San Francisco Giant Carlos Beltrán, when asked at the All-Star Game this year about the recent anti-immigrant and anti-Latino climate in Arizona.
[Arizona immigration law is] something that doesn’t have to do anything with sport,” Beltrán said. “It’s something that affects a certain part of the population.
Then there is the Puerto Rican-Dominican actress Zoe Saldaña (or is it Saldana?), who this week had this to say about the recent #ColombiaIsBeautiful campaign being waged to protest her new movie COLOMBIANA.
Shame on them? I don't know, I wish I knew how to address stupid unintelligent comments but I don't, I'm not a stupid person. I'm sorry, I never like to get political but it's just a shame that there are so many people out there that think so ignorantly. She could have been from Puerto Rico, she could have been from Goa, she could have been from China. But Luc Besson just wanted her to be from Colombia. Once you watch the movie, it has nothing to do with drugs, it has to do with violence. But violence lives in every city in every corner in every part of the world. So that said, PorColombia, are you kidding me? I've been trying to be diplomatic about it because I don't want to be bitter. Why would you think that this was made in such a simple fashion?
And who could forget the amazing political wisdom of self-proclaimed Voice of All Latinos, Dee Dee García Blasé, the founder of the silly Tequila Party movement (btw, we still have more Faceboof Fans than Dee Dee has TP supporters), who made this thought-provoking comment when the TP launched this past spring.
The siesta is over amigos. The fiesta begins today.
We would’ve angered some people if we would have named it the tortilla party or the frijole (bean) party. [EDITOR’S NOTE: the word “frijole” does not exist in Spanish.]
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