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Racist Basketball Fans PISSED a Mexican-American Boy Dared to Sing Their National Anthem
10 year old Mariachi singer Sebastion de la Cruz was thrust into the national spotlight last year on America’s Got Talent. Tonight, he was once again seen by the nation as he sang the national anthem at Game 3 of the NBA finals in San Antonio where the Spurs took on the Miami Heat.
As you can see, patriotic Americans were NONE TOO PLEASED that a Mexican (don’t tell these people he’s Mexican AMERICAN) sang the United States national anthem - a song so beautiful that bald eagles usually cry whenever they hear it but not tonight because a Mexican sang it.
“#GoHome.” He’s already home. He lives in San Antonio. The same San Antonio where the majority of the population is Mexican.
OK THERE, “THE GREAT WHITE.”
“I’m highly upset that THIS MEXICAN KID is singing the anthem.” lmao. Wait a few years Grace and tell us how you feel when the majority of the country is Hispanic. I look forward to hearing from you then!
San Antonio may already be your own personal hell if that’s how you feel about Mexicans, Blake.
Correction: YOU ain’t. All of the United States ain’t racist white males like you, Thomas.
lmao, DESTIN WHITE. If “what has the world come to” is your reaction a little Mexican boy singing the anthem, just you wait! Hint: your world won’t be WHITE.
And, now, for my favorite tweets: people asking why is this Mexican/illegal/foreigner/etc. singing “OUR/MY ANTHEM”…
“Our anthem!” Our racism!
GAME OF TROPES: Racefail (spoilers)
I’m late to Game of Thrones - but I caught up. And I couldn’t help photoshopping this picture of Khal Drogo as a Klingon. Anyone sad enough to be familiar with both GOT and Star Trek knows exactly what I’m talking about.
The Klingons are the Dothraki of Star Trek - the scary, warmongering Other from the Heart of Darkness out in deep space. The great thing about imaginary black and brown people is that white sci-fi/ fantasy writers can project their repressed oriental fetishes onto a blank canvas without taking responsibility – “WHAT DO YOU MEAN IT’S RACIST, THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS KLINGONS OR DOTHRAKI! How can we be racist towards people WHO DON’T EVEN EXIST??” Funny how it’s always real black and brown people who have to play the role of the imaginary ‘non-existent’ warrior/tribal/primitive/race. (With the exception of the original Star Trek, which had white actors in blackface as Klingons … lol)
You can dress it up as fantasy, but we know who you’re talking about.
GOT wasted no time in establishing the Dothraki as a horde of raping, warring animals who have no word for ‘thank you’ and enjoy public sex games and deaths at a wedding. The codes are never original: love of war and pillaging, animalistic sex rituals (anyone remember this tender moment on Star Trek: TNG - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hNMwxY4-Vk), some ‘noble savage’ warrior code that glorifies conquest, authoritarian social order, growling, pumped up men and hyper-sexual women, beards, braids, boobs blah, blah blah. The Dothraki are a grab bag of every native/ savage/ other signifier you can think of.
But this isn’t just about imagery and brown people looking bad on TV – the Dothraki storyline is just a stepping stone for Dany’s overall storyline which is more deeply racist - essentially, a liberal white woman who goes around saving and civilising brown people. The subtext of Dany’s story is a cultural war where Dany’s enlightened values triumph over lesser ones, where whiteness is both a conquering and civilising force.
It begins with taming the savage Drogo who rapes her “like a hound takes a bitch,” on their wedding night (and every night after that) - until she teaches him the tenderness of looking him in the eyes when they sleep together. Then, the reforming of Dothraki customs: Dany prevents the rape of female prisoners and even gets Drogo to back her against the wishes of his riders. Finally, she establishes herself as a leader when she gives birth to her dragons (at this point the brown people literally prostrate themselves to her).
Barbarian cultures who don’t know how to treat women bowing in the face of superior technology and military arsenal (Dragons are basically the advanced fighter jets of the GOT universe) – does this feel familiar? She then goes from city to city freeing slaves who dutifully join her quest. Dany’s story is, at its heart, a neocon wet dream. She is Laura Bush, advocating for the invasion of Iraq under the pretext of saving its women who are desperate to live a life like hers.
I feel like we are supposed to root for Dany because she is becoming a strong woman; originally meek and abused by her brother, she outsmarts men at their own game. We are supposed to forget that she is fighting for nothing more than her own sense of entitlement to the throne, like some upper-class brat who loses her family’s fortune and eventually manages to become CEO of her own corporation. Somehow all the grateful brown people she liberates are happy to march behind her for the sake of an imperial project that they have no stake in. Oh - like every good white liberal, she manages to pick up a Black Best Friend (Missandei) along the way:
The Season 3 finale took things to the next level; after liberating another city of slaves, Dany waits to see whether she will be greeted as a liberator or conqueror. (the writers try to get off the hook by acknowledging that she is aware of the difference). In fact, she gets a better deal - they claim her as their ‘Mother.’ She ends up crowdsurfing over the brown people like some kind of Tagaryan Bono with all of the smug satisfaction of a gap-year backpacker that has just built an orphanage in a village somewhere.
Anyway. It’s just a TV show, right?
The second part of this post is here:
“Police tell a different story. Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said it was just after 11am when officers apparently saw Tremaine body slamming another teenager onto the sand. Police reports say they then realised that no fight was going on, but Detective Zabaleta told CBS Miami that Tremaine refused to take officers to his parents and they were forced to leave their ATV to detain him as he started to leave the beach area. According to the police report, Tremaine became combative and clenched his fist as police went to hold him. 'He attempted to pull his arm away, stating, "Man, don't touch me like I did something,"' the report ways. Detective Zabaleta said Tremaine's actions indicated he was 'resisting officers' and meant he had to be taken into custody. 'Of course we have to neutralize the threat,' said the detective. 'When you have somebody resistant to them and pulling away and somebody clenching their fists and flailing their arms, that’s a threat.'”—
So…police openly admit they slammed on the ground, choked, arrested, and charged with resisting arrest a 14-year-old playing on a beach with his friend and a 6-week-old puppy doing absolutely nothing wrong, and we’re supposed to believe they were neutralizing a serious threat? A threat to what exactly? A reality where black children are allowed to play on a public beach and it not be a problem?
There is a petition you can sign here to have the charges dropped. I can’t believe they haven’t been dropped already.
Racists Still Don't Like That a Mexican-American Kid Sang the National Anthem at the NBA Finals
As you’ve probably heard by now, some people were not at all happy that 10 year old mariachi singer Sebastian de la Cruz sang the national anthem at Game 3 of the NBA finals last Tuesday.
Since then, 10 year old Sebastian de la Cruz has owned them. He owned them both in written 140-character word on Twitter and via moving image on the television. If I was a 14 year old playing X-Box 360, I would use the term PWNAGE to describe what he did right there.
So as you can see, San Antonio born Mexican-American Sebastian de la Cruz is pretty awesome. The kid is so awesome, in fact, that the San Antonio Spurs invited him back to sing the national anthem again at Game 4 of the NBA finals last Thursday. Sebastian sang and the crowd cheered. He won, assholes lost spectacularly.
After he sang the second time around, the messages came pouring in to this here website about all the racist anti-immigrant responses being posted online again. But last week was about Sebastian de la Cruz and his annihilation of the haters. That was the story. So, I waited to post these.
“Sounds illegal. #GreenCardPlease” says guy with Irish last name.
“This racism tastes a little bitter. I know, we’ll add a touch of homophobia and…WALLA!”
Ladies and gentlemen, a “NOT” joke! So creative…I applaud you. #not.
I totally agree, dude! Letting an American born citizen sing the national anthem is very unAmerican.
You’re using “smh.” SMH.
Interesting piece of info from MACK’s Twitter bio:
Can’t understand why.
“What is the country coming too?” A country where Mexican-American 10 year olds can belt out the country’s national anthem better than some loser on Twitter’s grammar.
Damn right, Kevin! Poor white people never get their chance in the spotlight!
Nice hashtags. Keep up with that “minority outreach.”
Just in case you’re thinking of deleting your tweets *before* I can find them, remember your internet posts last forever…
And to show it’s not all Twitter, the next screenshot is from Facebook and was sent in by a reader of the site:
*pours one out for the declining white people population*
Now, without further ado, the two “best” posts I came across in this set of tweets:
2) The guy who hates that a Mexican is singing the national anthem, is then told the kid is an American and was born here…
…and he “still doesn’t like it!” (aka he is different than me and I am afraid.)
1) Possibly the most “amazing” tweet posted concerning this Sebastian de la Cruz national anthem “controversy”…
“Compassionate” Chris who would rather have Adele, an English born UK citizen, sing the United States national anthem, then an AMERICAN CITIZEN because the American citizen happens to be of Mexican descent. We’ve fallen so deep into the dark pits of stupidity you could say we’re…rolling in it? *rimshot*
U.S. Senator Delivers Immigration Speech in Spanish, Is Labeled a Traitor to America
What happens when Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia makes a 13 minute speech in Spanish on the Senate floor in support of immigration reform? Why, he makes history as the first Senator in history to delivery an entire speech on the floor of the Senate in a language other than English! History! Historia! Tremendous! Tremendo!
Also, as you might have guessed if you read the last post on here, this happens:
“Ur a disgusting fck” says this angry guy and a slew of other super-duper patriotic totally-not-bigots-we-swear American heroes who (barely) speak English!
“Unbelievable!” says Conservative actor / Breitbart blogger Adam S. Baldwin! You may know Mr. Baldwin from his role as Major Mitchell in Independence Day or as Jane from the show Firefly or as a great big douchebag on Twitter.
haha. “Speaking Spanish is offensive because people who speak Spanish tend to vote for the party I do not like.” I honestly don’t understand why Spanish speaking people won’t vote for your party, Jacque…
lmao. Oh, the things said in these tweets must be why they won’t vote for you party. “Have we sold our souls to illegal Mexicans?” asks poor Bob. YES. BOB. AND THEY PAID IN PESOS TOO. And Capslock Vicky over here thinks the answer to her party losing the Latino vote isn’t to support policies that the Hispanics support…it’s to just keep ‘em all out and keep running business as usual!
lmao. Look at all those Twitter avatar flags.
#Nice #use #of #hashtags. #Very #relevant.
“Yeah. if *u* *cant* speak English, get out *AZZ* HOLE.”
“TIM KAINE is the BIGOT for SPEAKING SPANISH.” What.
And, also, by the way, just a little note, to all these fine scholars. English is not “our language.” There is no official language in the United States of America.
With all that said, Tim Kaine explained that he felt it was important to explain the bill in Spanish because 40 MILLION people in the U.S. speak the language…
…and with that they call him a TRAITOR!
*insert midi version of the national anthem & GIF of American flag blowing in the wind*
Racism and Sexism in The Vampire Diaries (and the Originals)
This post is going to be just as it sounds. Underneath the cut, I will be ripping apart TVD and pointing out the enormous amount of racism and sexism within this show.
I’m sure I’ll end up with a lot of responses with people going “Well, it’s just a TV show” or “You’re taking this way to seriously” or (this is always my personal favorite) “What about the white
Quite, frankly, I don’t care. If you want to be blind to everything that’s wrong with TVD, that’s your business (I think it makes you dumber than a rock, but still that’s your business).
If any of you have anything to add to this or if there’s something I’ve forgotten/haven’t considered, let me know and I’ll add it!