While Kelly Osbourne’s comments were offensive and showed a certain amount of internalized racism let’s not pretend that part of the rhetoric she was spouting trying to sound progressive has been pushed by tons of latinx politicians. Isn’t almost all of the immigration rhetoric in the US centered around what hard workers latinxs are and how they will work their life away trying to provide for their families? Don’t base your entire argument of how we’re here to work and then get upset when white people can only think of us as work mules. The immigration conversation should have always been about human rights and about having the US take responsibility for causing the instability that causes immigration in the first place but even latinxs have made it about hey look what good workers we are! Let us stay and work for you!
Also like don’t throw domestic workers under the bus. There’s no shame in cleaning toilets. All of us do it all the time for free. My grandmother cleaned toilets to support my dad, and my dad cleaned toilets to support me.
I’m not saying don’t call her out but recognize the way we frame our immigration rhetoric is part of the problem.