Ya’ll better light Kelly Osbourne’s fucking ass on fire for that Latino comment. I’m sick of my race being the butt of people’s fucking jokes like we can’t accomplish shit but cleaning some white bitch’s toilet or mowing their damn garden. Like its a damn job , it might not be the most glamorous but some people ain’t got the privilege of choosing a career thats ‘esteemed’. Like people got to eat and if you need a job you’re gonna take anything you can get. Not all of us have rich ass daddies that will kickstart our career. Please protect Latinos
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"If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?"
“If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?” - #KellyOsbourne
Let’s talk about a few things.
1. Not all Latinos are immigrants. 2. Not all immigrants are Latinos. 3. An entire group of people were just labeled: “toilet cleaners” 4. Kelly Osborne’s “apology”
(I will be using the term Latinx = gender neutral for Latinos/Latinas)
1. Not all Latinxs are immigrants.
Who is Latinx? The definition of Latin America as put forth by the United Nations and U.S. Census Bureau, which includes Central America (including Mexico), the Caribbean, and South America.
Believe it or not, many Latinx’s are born in the USA, their parents were born in the USA, or are born in a US territory. As citizens of the USA, why would we ALL be kicked out?
It is 2015 – if you naturally assume a Latinx is an illegal immigrant, you need to do some research, stfu, LISTEN and stay in your lane.
2. Not all immigrants are Latinxs
What is an immigrant? “Foreign born” and “immigrant” are used interchangeably and refer to persons with no U.S. citizenship at birth. This population includes naturalized citizens, lawful permanent residents, refugees and asylees, persons on certain temporary visas, and the unauthorized.
With this definition – KELLY OSBOURNE & HER FAMILY ARE British citizens and American IMMIGRANTS. Kelly Osbourne herself holds dual citizenship to Great Britain & The USA…Her brother is a naturalized citizen of the USA…or should I say : Immigrant.
WHY IS IT SO EASY TO FORGET THAT THERE ARE ALSO IMMIGRANTS RESIDING IN USA WHO ARE FROM SOUTH ASIA, EAST ASIA, AFRICA, MIDDLE EAST, EUROPE, CANADA?
3. Labeled an entire group of people as “toilet cleaners”
HERE IS THE ISSUE: This is what she truly thinks the Latinx contribution is – toilet cleaners. And you know what, A LOT of people say the same things whether they want to admit it or not. WE KNOW IT.How easily we forget about the Latinx who are military service members, police officers, doctors, astronauts, lawyers, business owners and teachers. How easily we forget the sacrifices made when Latinxs are building homes, cooking, cleaning and picking the food you eat, raising your children in hopes for a better future for our own. How easily we forget the sacrifices Latinxs make in order to provide a better life for themselves while putting their jobs first. Only to be degraded into some “toilet cleaners”? It’s dehumanizing. All people see are the janitors and thieves we are portrayed to be on TV. Let’s not forget how beautiful Latinas are so loved in the USA (google search: Latina) and yet have their culture and families ridiculed. Citizens or Immigrants - Are we not humans?
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT: What if White Americans had a stereotype of being Mass Shooters. And that’s how they were always portrayed in the media. People would naturally assume they were Mass Shooters and ask them why they weren’t in jail yet, or how many people they have killed so far? And then someone would casually say on a TV Show: “Gee, if we kick out all the White Americans - who’s going to shoot up movie theaters and Black churches?” If you can see how absurd that is - imagine people who live with the consequences of racist stereotypes.
This is why I’d like to talk about
4. Kelly Osborne’s “apology”
Instead of addressing the fact that what she said was indeed racist and offensive. She was arrogant and defensive.
THE TRUTH IS SHE WAS REALLY MORE WORRIED ABOUT BEING PERCEIVED AS A RACIST THAN GENUINELY WANTING TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM WITH THOSE RACIST THOUGHTS THAT MANY PEOPLE HAVE ABOUT LATINXS.
As a person with her platform – she could have used her mistake as a way to call for herself and others to unlearn the systematic racially disgusting ideas that are placed on groups of people.
But no, I will not clean your toilet.
No, I will not cut your grass.
No, I will not cook for you.
No, I will not clean your house
No, I will not fix your car.
I’m sick and tired of this bullshit, stereotypical views of jobs only us Latinos will take! We are capable of much more than the low-income labor jobs you think we would take! We have skills and talent and intelligence and more than enough to be successful!
So fuck the media for portraying us as being severely impoverished that we would take up any jobs we are offered, and fuck all the rasicts, whether consciously or subconsciously, who think we are all stupid, worthless, and easy to manipulate.
Yes, I am Latino, and yes, you can fuck off if you think any less of me!