Jorge Juan Rodríguez V
Residente’s new music video “This is Not America” builds on and challenges Donald Glover’s (a.k.a. Childish Gambino) 2018 music video “This is America,” and one way it does so is by interrogating why people say “America” when they mean “the United States.”
As we look at the present suppression of peaceful May Day protests in Puerto Rico, we must remember history like the Ponce Massacre that reminds us this shit ain’t new.
While some have been surprised by Trump’s paternalism, the United States has treated the island in this way for at least 120 years.