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This Poet Destroys The Haters Shaming Us For Speaking Spanish And Then Takes Pity On Them

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Anacristina Chapa’s poem “On Being Bilingual” has a message for those who don’t like it when people speak Spanish. It goes a little something like this: she doesn’t have time for people who try to whitewash her culture of which she is so proud. Despite her frustration, Chapa feels pity and sorrow for the people who are so uncomfortable with a different culture that they feel compelled to lash out.

Poet Anacristina Chapa comes out of the gate swinging with her latest spoken word poem, “On Being Bilingual.”

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She continues: “Or, for the sour mouths that speak stupidity into existence by saying things like, ‘This is America. We speak American in America.'”

After that “spicy” intro, she defends her culture and slams those who disrespect it.

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Chapa goes in on how even her 87-year-old, non-English speaking grandma will tell you that “American” is not a language. Chapa argues that “American” as it has been used is nothing more than a title used to try to justify ignorance as something that should be valued.

She also has a message for those who feel Spanish is destructive to American culture.

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Forget the mic. This poet just dropped the whole damn stage with that line and she isn’t even done.

She even gives some props to the importance of language as a way to transcend borders.

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And, yes. She tells anyone listening who feels uncomfortable with that to, “Be scared.” ✊?

She also touches on the benefits to being bilingual.

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Chapa isn’t just saying things that sound good and rhyme, either. Being bilingual has potential benefits tied directly to mental health including a stronger resistance to dementia, better concentration skills, and a stronger sense of empathy.

Chapa also displays sympathy for those who question whether Spanish has place in the U.S.

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Imagine living in a world where everything happening around you is trying to erode your own identity because you believe that someone living their life directly lessens yours. That must be a truly terrifying and worrisome experience.

She also offers them a little advice.

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Because we are far too vibrant of a culture to be defeated and don’t get it twisted: we aren’t trying to force anything on anyone. We are simply living, breathing and existing within our culture.

You can check out her full poem below and it is ? ? ?.

READ: This Poem Is For Anyone Who Has Ever Had Their Name Butchered And Apologized For It

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Gloria Trevi and Alejandra Guzmán Just Dropped An Insane Music Video Together

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Gloria Trevi and Alejandra Guzmán Just Dropped An Insane Music Video Together

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Two iconic Mexican music queens have reunited for a new music video, and we’re still kind of in shock that this is actually happening.

Gloria Trevi and Alejandra Guzmán, two singers who are known for being kick-ass, assertive women, debuted a brand new single and music video together titled “Cuando Un Hombre Te Enamora.”

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While the song itself is definitely pop, and a departure from the heavier stuff than they’re known for, the music video itself is pretty edgy. Billboard reports that the video was filmed in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, and was directed by Alejandro Pérez.

The storyline is kind of like a telenovela, in the sense that it features a love triangle. Think of “Dos Mujeres, Un Camino,” but with better clothes.

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The two women text the a**hole (played by Rafael Amaya of “El Señor de los Cielos” fame) who has been playing both them and tell him to meet them in the desert. The guy clearly knows that both women know about each other, but goes to meet them anyway.

Before Guzmán and Trevi confront the cowboy, they bond by dancing in the desert.

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Seeing these two ladies dancing together is so crazy… in a good way!

When the guy finally does show up, the ladies try to poison him!

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This needs to be a telenovela ASAP! There’s too much drama to inhale in 4 minutes. If you’re not familiar with these wild ladies, let me give you a brief refresher on who these talented artists are.

Alejandra Guzmán made her debut as a singer in 1988, and she really changed the game for female artists in Mexico.

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She released 14 albums since then and isn’t slowing down by any means.

In Mexico, Guzmán is considered as bold and as outspoken as Madonna.

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One of her big hits, “Hacer el Amor Con Otro,” which translates to “making love with another,” was very controversial back when it was released in 1991. Female artists rarely sang so openly about sex.

Gloria Trevi is also a breakthrough artist, and is considered one of the most risqué female singers.

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Trevi made her debut one year after Guzmán, and right off the bat, you knew she was unlike anything you’d ever seen before.

Her sound drew influences from hard rock and her look matched her intense music.

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She wore her hair teased up high and had tattered clothes. She was basically every mother’s worst nightmare, which is why little girls idolized her.

For decades, Guzmán and Trevi proudly showed off their rough edges.

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They were assertive and didn’t back down when it came to singing about taboo subjects. It makes so much sense that the two women responsible for bringing feminism to Rock en Español would team up for this new song.

Billboard also reports that the two ladies will be releasing a joint album titled “Versus,” and will also go on tour together in June.

Amazing!

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