Hi everyone! Where do I begin? I really don’t know anymore but I will just go ahead and say it. I think the United States is in shambles. I try not to keep up with the news all day but it’s hard not to. All I see is bad news on Twitter and Facebook these days. It’s no longer about keeping in touch with loved ones. The Trump Administration is running this country into the ground in more ways than one!
Under Trump, racism seems to be the norm. In the last few weeks, I don’t think there’s been a day when I don’t see a nasty video against Blacks, Latinos, Asians or other minorities. This morning I read a story in the Washington Post about a Black woman being asked by a white man if she showered before entering the swimming pool at a Westin in Pasadena, California. The Westin staff is a huge disappointment. They did nothing for the innocent woman and her daughter. The manager tried telling Carle Wheeler to shut up and leave their establishment! They turned their backs on them and acted like nothing happened! Many people are protesting against the hotel chain on Facebook.
Blacks are still being called the N word, Latinos are still being called ‘spicks’ and other derogatory terms, etc. Why are we reverting back a few decades? Shouldn’t we be improving our quality of life? There’s been some nights when I don’t even sleep well. All I can think about is how much a lot of humanity is failing. Racism has been around for a very long time but it now seems to be OK. Being a Mexican-American, I have experienced racism in the U.S. and Mexico. Some don’t like you because you speak English and others because you speak Spanish.
We have to keep using our voices to speak out against racism and whatever else we disagree on in this life! We need to continue teaching our children to be accepting of others. Hate is learned at home. Babies are not born into this world with hate in their hearts. We also need to continue educating ourselves through reading.
Allowing children to be housed in tents without their parents in the hot desert also hurts me. These children are being housed one hour away from El Paso in Tornillo, Texas. I hate to see these innocent children being taken away from their parents. Being from a border town, illegal immigration is something I hear about regularly. I hear about families constantly being separated by the border in El Paso and Juarez. They typically see each other at one of the U.S.- Mexico bridges. Just yesterday, six Mexican residents were granted political asylum at the International Bridge in central El Paso. Six? I wish it was more than that! A march is being organized by Texas Senate hopeful Beto O’ Rourke. It’s scheduled for Sunday morning.