Am I the only one who thought that when Trump told Jorge “Go back to Univision” he really meant “Go back to Mexico”
I’m just curious to know how Trump is going to do it. How is he going to deport 11 million immigrants? How will he take citizenship from children that have undocumented parents? Does he not know that it’s the 14th amendment to grand citizenship to all persons born in the U.S.? I’m not a politician but I don’t have to be one to know that this strategy Trump has will never work. I am NOT a U.S. Citizen. But I pay my taxes, I work full time, I go to school, I’ve never been in trouble with the police before, and I am LATINA. So before someone wants to come at me and my latino community please check yourself because we probably built that house you live in and we will not hesitate to tear it down and everything else we built :)

The ignorance is real.

I’ve worked alongside illegal immigrants for four years, and guess what? They have to work three times as hard to stay afloat. Even if they could obtain a driver’s license, (which they can’t), what cars are they buying? I’m making change every night before my shift ends so that they all have enough quarters to take the bus home, or to the next job. Because that’s the reality. The reality is they’re getting CPS called on them because they’re working three jobs and still can’t afford daycare. That is the American Dream to which they’ve subscribed.

You live in America! Do you think your ancestors presented the Native Americans with appropriate paperwork? Do you believe that white people were born into being of American soil?

And I mean, if you’re going to uphold the standards of communist countries, countries run by dictators, countries where human beings are not treated as such, that doesn’t really say much about you, and your sense of empathy, or humanity, or compassion. Perhaps it’s time you stop worrying about other people, and take a look at yourself in the mirror. Are you the kind of person you’d want your child to grow up to be?

Now I’m going to tell you a secret, one that has been swept under the rug for centuries:

The truth is, there is no “other”.

I don’t speak the same language as half of my coworkers, and guess what? We laugh, and we tell stories, maybe not in the most conventional ways, but we enjoy each other’s company. We are all still connected through the bond of existence, the bond of that truth.



Seriously my fellow tumblarians who are old enough to vote, we MUST vote during the elections and we can really make a difference. Please don’t let someone like Donald Trump win and follow in the awful footsteps he plans to follow. We have to unite as the youth and young adults of America because we are going to be the ones living with all of these choices far longer than those older than us. We need to vote. Our say matters most because our generation will be the next president, it will be the next senate, the next majority. We have to start making a difference now. If we stay in the shadows and let someone like Donald Trump win, then we will never see a great America again.

Guys come on. We have to make a difference and that starts now.

nikko. 20. estados unidos. de ascendencia mexicana y española.  //  nikko. 20. united states. of mexican and spanish descent.

antes de la entrevista para trabajar. soy estudiante y necesito un trabajo, pero con esas ropas… ¿a quién me dice no?  //  before the interview… i’m a student and i need a job, but with this look… who would say no?

pronombres él/usted  //  he/they pronouns
Jorge Ramos: Trump, you're fired.
When he announced that he was officially entering the 2016 presidential race, Donald Trump won a different contest altogether by becoming the Hispanic community’s most hated man.

Trump’s characterization of undocumented immigrants is, of course, absurd. Not only do the facts, well, trump his assertions, but his prejudiced views demonstrate a deep ignorance about Mexican immigrants in the United States. According to the Pew Research Center, about 33.7 million people of Mexican origin lived in the United States in 2012. And the vast majority who reside here today are not, as the billionaire real estate mogul suggested, drug dealers and rapists. On the contrary, most immigrants are here to work. In fact, about 570,000 businesses owned by Mexican immigrants in the United States generate more than $17 billion every year, according to data from the Mexican government.

Additionally, immigrants from Mexico not only harvest the food that Trump eats, they have helped build his hotels and apartment buildings in the U.S. They contribute to his net worth, which he says is about $8 billion. Like millions of other Americans, Trump profits greatly from the labor of Mexicans. Yet he feels it necessary to attack them.

Furthermore, it’s incredible that a businessman like Trump doesn’t understand the importance of Mexican-Americans, who represent about 65% of the Hispanic population. Overall, Hispanic consumers in the U.S. make up a market worth more than $1.2 trillion a year. It seems that Trump needs some lessons in history and economics. Or at the very least he should take a tour of the kitchens, basements and service elevators at his own hotels.

The paperback is here!

Juan Felipe Herrera, the first Latino Poet Laureate of the United States and son of Mexican immigrants, grew up in the migrant fields of California.

Exuberant and socially engaged, reflective and healing, this collection of new work from the nation’s first Latino Poet Laureate is brimming with the wide-open vision and hard-won wisdom of a poet whose life and creative arc have spanned chasms of culture in an endless crossing, dreaming and back again.

“Juan Felipe Herrera’s family has gone from migrant worker to poet laureate of the United States in one generation. One generation. I am an adamant objector to the Horatio Alger myth of pulling oneself up by the bootstraps, but Herrera’s story is one of epic American proportions. The heads carved into my own Mount Rushmás would be Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, Frida Kahlo, El Chapulín Colorado, Selena, and Juan Felipe Herrera. Notes from the Assemblage further carves out Herrera’s place in American letters."––David Tomas Martinez

"At home with field workers, wage slaves, the homeless, little children, old folks, artists, traditionalists, the avant-garde, students, scholars and prisoners, the bilingual Juan Felipe Herrera is the real thing: a populist treasure. He will fulfill his appointment as U.S. Poet Laureate with the same high energy, savvy, passion, compassion, commitment and playfulness that his art and life’s have always embodied. Bravo! Bravo!"––Al Young

"While reporters can give you the what, when, and where of a war, a poet with the enormous gifts of Juan Herrera can give you its soul."––Ishmael Reed

"I am proud that Juan Felipe Herrera has been appointed U.S. Poet Laureate, bringing his truthful, beautiful voice to all of us universally. As the first Chicano Laureate, he will empower all diverse cultures."––Janice Mirikitani

"Herrera is … a sometimes hermetic, wildly inventive, always unpredictable poet, whose work commands attention for its style alone. . . Many poets since the 1960s have dreamed of a new hybrid art, part oral, part written, part English, part something else: an art grounded in ethnic identity, fueled by collective pride, yet irreducibly individual too. Many poets have tried to create such an art: Herrera is one of the first to succeed."––The New York Times

"Herrera has the unusual capacity to write convincing political poems that are as personally felt as poems can be."—National Public Radio

  City Lights Publishers

My mom just said Donald trumps racist ways is “ politics.” I read her what he said, and what he is going to do.
She agrees in his kicking Mexicans out, and said “the United States has been abused he should do all this.” THE UNITED STATES IS ABUSED?! Mexicans have tried there best to get out of Mexico they have been standing dehydrated at borders basically. I mean sure if it’s illegal they should try there best to get here with a legal thing, but there life is hard and they just want a better life. They are people living wanting a better life.
And when I read all this all she said was, “let the politics begin.” adopt me. I’m sorry, but hey I’m 16 and I’m a good kid. I’m a bit of a dork, but I’ll clean for you.


As I Walk Through The Valley documents 40 years of musical history and Mexican-American culture. It is the first comprehensive look at rock music in the Rio Grande Valley. The film is an oral history of the popular music of The Valley told by the musicians, promoters, producers, and scenesters who lived it.

The Rio Grande Valley has been called a flashpoint for the creation of Mexican-American Culture in the United States. Roughly 230 miles south of San Antonio, the river delta known as The Valley is a network of cities and roads that sits at the southernmost border between the United States and Mexico.

Combining over 100 hours of interviews as well as never-before-seen archival footage and photographs, this documentary tracks the musical evolution of a region that has forged its own unique identity between two countries.

Me as a camp counselor

Simon Says: Jump up and down

Simon Says: Donald Trump’s presidential plan is a modern-day Mein Kampf. Hitler wanted to exterminate the Jews in order to instill the Arian race exclusively and similarly, Trump plans to rid of all “illegal” Mexicans from the United States by literally building a wall at Mexico’s expense and would have those who seem to be illegal (are brown and don’t speak perfect english) questioned, prosecuted, and deported. Hitler immediately had all Jewish babies murdered on scene and comparatively, Trump plans to declare even those who are born in the U.S. illegal just because their parents are not U.S. citizens. This as well as the continuing homicides of innocent blacks and Muslims, most of the time going unpunished, is all evidence to government motive to have an all white country and if those who aren’t woke don’t wake the fuck up, we’re going to see a genocide of all brown an black people.

Simon Says: stand on one leg

Racist people bother me.

We were talking about how the market went down 1,000 points or whatever, because the market went down in China. Then this stupid kid says “That’s why we elect Trump, so we can get rid of the stupid Mexicans, and make The United States a good country.” Um, I’m sorry, but we all came from immigrants, not all Mexicans are rapist and bring in drugs, I’m here, go to school, graduating with honors, not one bad thing in my record. But yes, everyone makes the Mexicans or another race seem like a bad person. There’s more “citizens” that commit horrific crimes, but in a sense it’s okay? Stop being so racist. Stereo typing is considered racism..

legalmemes asked:

But you also realize that Mexicans rights now are being treated worse in the United States than a few years ago due to Donald trump's bull on Mexicans. If they meant this to be a joke, it wasn't a funny one. Mexicans across the U.S. are literally scared about Trump and his plans for immigration, like having children be deported as well. It's offensive and quite honestly you cannot tell me what can be offensive towards my ethnicity and culture.

It wasn’t said maliciously. It was in jest. Was it Ross’ finest joke? No, but it was just a joke.
I’m am not at all in any way saying how you should feel or are allowed to feel. You can feel offended. I’m just trying to point out that Ross wasn’t attacking you or any person with Mexican ethnicity. Ross doesn’t know your personal situation with the issue. It wasn’t a personal attack. That’s all I’m saying.

Mexican drug cartel shoots down U.S. Border Patrol chopper; Obama still claims border is ‘secure’

(NaturalNews) Despite assurances to the contrary by the Obama administration, the U.S.-Mexico border remains a battle zone, as the downing of a Border Patrol helicopter last month proves beyond any reasonable doubt.As reported by the Washington Free Beacon, the incident occurred…

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from The Conspiracy Index

I kid you not, if you go to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign website, under “Positions”, he has at total of ONE position, and it is Immigration Reform. And his plan is to build a wall across the southern border of the United States to keep Mexicans out, and the first step of this plan is, I quote, “Make Mexico pay for the wall.”

what is our political system…

Okay, so I recently found out that I can get dual-citizenship with Mexico. Both my parents were born in Mexico, and I was born in the US, so I can be a Mexican citizen as well as a US citizen. I really kinda want to, but, I’m not sure if I should. I would like some advice, especially from anyone who did get the dual citizenship, but really, any advice would be great. Especially about any pros and cons. Thank you