latinos in the us

I used to resent my Catholic high school upbringing (they didn’t even teach us about condoms), but we still got taught: “Well, everyone is basically the same, loved by God and should be treated with respect.”

When you understand that many Trump supporters never even got taught that.

Although they are presented as harmless, goofy explorations of inane historical side-notes, cable TV specials such as Ancient Aliens and The Lost History of Ancient America normalise expressions of racist intellectual attitudes towards native peoples.

Their basic premise remains: ‘These primitive brown people couldn’t possibly have contributed to our cultural history! It must have been [aliens / giants / prehistorical Europeans]’. Indigenous peoples in North America, Latin America and Africa were practical metallurgists, experimental chemists, civil engineers and urban planners - restoring native peoples to their factual place in human developmental history reveals a dazzlingly beautiful archaeological narrative which throws grubby crypto-fascist conspiracy loons into the shade. 

Busting these absurd, revisionist ahistories is an anti-racist duty.

The nerve of Trump supporters  feeling they have the right to call anyone else “crazy” and how it’s everyone else’s fault. Everyone but theirs. The nerve. The damn sheer fucking nerve.  Yeah, Jose the landscaper ruined your life. He totally did.

No, seriously. Let’s think about this for a second.

The world does not exist simply to appease bitter white people.

Like,I’m white. And even I spot the bullshit going on here.

So why don’t they?

That Latino Friend...
  • <p> <b>Phichit:</b> omg I love this. All of us skating on the same rink.<p/><b>Yuri:</b> i know, right?<p/><b>Viktor:</b> whose playlist are we playing today?<p/><b>Guang Hong:</b> you should play Leo's<p/><b>Leo:</b> I'm not sure you guys will like my music.<p/><b>Viktor:</b> you never know untill you try it.<p/><b>Leo:</b> fine.<p/><b></b> *30 minutes later*<p/><b>Viktor [yuri on him]:</b> I didn't know that he could dance like this. He make a man wanna speak spanish.<p/><b>Viktor:</b> como se llama?<p/><b>Phichit [recording]:</b> si<p/><b>Viktor:</b> Bonita?<p/><b>Guang Hong:</b> si<p/><b>Yuri [grinding on Viktor] :</b> I'm on tonight, you know my hips dont lie...<p/><b>Leo:</b> what have I done?<p/></p>

Latino boy with adhd that uses humor and flirtation to hide his insecurities is incredibly smart and resourceful but tends to be written off as dumb because of his clownish-ness. Feeling like his accomplishments are overshadowed by those around him and that no one really needs him, he considers himself a “seventh wheel.”

am I talking about Lance McClain or Leo Valdez?

One problem with Trump, Trump supporters, Nigel Farage, UKIP, BNP and all these other right wing extremists: They keep saying: “Well, I’m just saying what everyone else is thinking.”

But, it’s like, no, guys.You weren’t. Not really. 

Your own arrogance and delusion simply convinced yourselves that you were all “brave rebels!” Telling the world a truth it didn’t want to hear.

Most sane people think you’re unhinged, hateful racists.  

Because, you know, you all act exactly like unhinged, hateful racists

Hey guess what

Girls are awesome!

Boys are awesome!

Gay people are awesome!

Straight people are awesome!

Bi people are awesome!

Asexual people are awesome!

White people are awesome!

Black people are awesome!

Asian people are awesome!

Arab people are awesome!

Latino people are awesome!

Native American people are awesome!

Cis people are awesome!

Trans people are awesome!

Christians are awesome!

Atheists are awesome!

Jewish people are awesome!

Muslims are awesome!