Stop trumping on Hispanics, dump Trump

by KingVargas on September 10, 2015 - 9:29pm

 

In the article by Paige Lavender “NBC Cuts Ties With Donald Trump Over Derogatory Immigrant Comments” (Huffington post, 06\29\2015). Lavender informs us that NBC has cut ties with Donald Trump, whose show "The Apprentice" has aired on their network since 2004, over Trump's recent pejorative declarations about immigrants also Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin canceled his performance at the Miss USA pageant because of Trump's remarks. The author continues by stating that NBC is terminating its partnership with Trump, which means Miss USA, Miss Universe pageants and "The Apprentice" will no longer air on NBC. The author goes on to mention that Trump then threatened to sue the network and also that Trump stood by his contentious comments on his beliefs about immigrants and criticized NBC for how it handled his situation. The author concludes by showing that Trump is very adamant about immigrants (Mexicans in particular) when he mentions that trump believes he is revealing the reality and danger of the settlers, and that he believes that he has nothing to be sorry for and regrets nothing he has said.

 

Personally, I find Trump a racist. He has overgeneralized the entire Latin community to such an extreme, saying things like "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you," Trump said. "They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people." And some I assume are good people…. Trump is adding to the current stigma that Hispanics in particular are criminals, drug consumers, drug lords, rapists etc… as if being Latin is a precursor to ending up in jail or being related to the drug trade. However I think the bigger problem is that people, Trump being one of them still have this notion that a so called race can carry such a burden. There should not be any notion of a race being more capable or more likely to be involved with crime, such as ‘’blacks’’, ‘’whites’’, ‘’Hispanics’’, we are all equally capable and incapable of crime regardless of race or color. For example, it is stated in Joey Diamond’s ‘’Race without Color’’, 11/1/1994, that ‘’ One can’t make the sweeping generalization that ‘’ whites can’t jump,’’ or that ‘’blacks’ anatomy makes them better basketball players.’’ So why should we do the same when it comes to crime. Yes there is a problem with immigration and the impact it has on the American economy, but pointing fingers at racial groups is not the solution.

 

 

Lavender, P. (2015, June 29). NBC Cuts Ties With Donald Trump Over Derogatory Immigrant Comments. Retrieved September 8, 2015, from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/29/nbc-donald-trump_n_7689684.html

Comments

The reason why I have decided to comment on your article is because since I live in Canada i do not know much about American politics; which includes Donald Trump. I don't know much about him except for the fact that he's been on a reality television show called The Apprentice, your title was also very captivating and interesting.
Overall I do agree with the articles opinion and yours, in some ways yes Trump is being racist, but in some ways he might not be able to come accross with clear thoughts. I do agree that Trump's harsh words are very hurtful towards the hispanic community and that he shouldn't generalize that they are all drug dealers, rapists etc. On the other hand, does that truley make him a racist? On a daily basis I hear people make constent racist remarks, such as ``please don't steal my bag even though you're black``, ``you're short because you're asian`` and even ``just because you're arab it doesn't mean you can bomb the place``. Even though those three comments are made towards there friends in a joking way, why arn't they considered racist? Just because the hispanics are offended by what Trump said compared to the three people who didn't get offended by what there friends said, Trump is titled a racist and there friends are titled as funny.
In conclusion, try to look at both perspectives before assuming that someone is a racist. Also think about yourself for a minute, have you ever made a racist remark?If yes, does it mean you are a racist?