Tried It: 7 Ways Hillary Clinton Is #NotMyAbuela
Did you think that by pandering and patronizing Latino communities instead of discussing the real issues that affect us (and by pimping out our “abuela”, no less), you could win over the hearts of generations who continue to struggle due to this very kind of microaggression alone? Not to mention–you know, for sh*ts and giggles–systemic racism, ostracizing, xenophobia, the militarization of communities, displacement of families and unequal opportunities.
Hillary, you’ve reached a new low trying to align your political and privileged self with largely hardworking, poor women who continue to break “the ocean in half to be here, only to meet nothing” that wants them.
In other words, Mrs. Clinton, abuelas are pretty much everything you’re not. Next time, try on humility for a change of pace. In the meantime, here are seven tweets that perfectly sum up why you and your campaign missed the mark.
Hillary Clinton is #NotMyAbuela because she’s not separated from part of her family by racist and inhumane immigration laws.
— José Cisneros (@jose6neros) December 22, 2015
Our experiences cannot be equated to those of a rich and privileged white woman. It’s shameful and disrespectful to try #NotMyAbuela
— Lupita Gonzalez (@pitaslug) December 23, 2015
My Abuela came from poverty. Came to this country for the betterment of my family only to face racism and discrimination. #NotMyAbuela
— Eliel Cruz (@elielcruz) December 22, 2015
— Glass Canon (@Glass_Canon) December 22, 2015