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This Actor Had No Idea She Was Mexican Until She Changed Schools In Third Grade

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Posted by Latino Victory on Wednesday, May 4, 2016

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“I love apple pie, but I love micheladas. I love Britney Spears, but I love Maná.”

Eva Longoria was on the Latinos Talk panel hosted by Latino Victory Foundation, where she opened up about the first time she realized she was “different.” This moment of epiphany happened on her way to her new school in third grade, after switching from a predominantly Latino school to a less Latino one. It was her first bus ride that would prove to be life changing.

“The first day that I had to be bused to the other neighborhood, I get on the bus and I have a bean taco,” Longoria told the crowd. “Because that’s what my mom made me for breakfast, was the bean taco. I remember getting on the bus and everybody had a Pop Tart and I was like, ‘What’s that?’ And they were like, ‘What’s that?’ I was like, ‘It’s a bean taco. Doesn’t everybody eat bean tacos?’ And I remember somebody saying, ‘She’s a Mexican.’ and I go, ‘A what?'”

Longoria said she had never felt so different. Since then, she says she’s been “straddling the hyphen,” living a Mexican-American life. It’s a life that a lot of people live, and she has decided to use her voice to talk about the different colors and layers that define what it means to be Latino-American.

You can watch the full panel with Maná here.

READ: Watching Eva Longoria Sew While Reading About Sewing Is Oddly Soothing

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McCain Just Admitted that Latinos, Like The Wu-Tang, Ain't Nuthin To F••k Wit

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McCain Just Admitted that Latinos, Like The Wu-Tang, Ain’t Nuthin To F••k Wit

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For nearly 30 years, John McCain has represented Arizona in the U.S. Senate. But now, in what will be his sixth senatorial run, the republican incumbent is worried he’ll lose a job he’s held since 1987. All because of Donald Trump.

John McCain recently admitted to donors that Trump’s unpopularity with Latinos could rub off on him.

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In a secret recording obtained and published by Politico, McCain is heard telling a group of donors at a private fundraiser that he’s legit afraid that belonging to the same party as Donald Trump will work against him given Arizona’s large Latino population.

“If Donald Trump is at the top of the ticket, here in Arizona, with over 30 percent of the vote being the Hispanic vote, no doubt that this may be the race of my life,” he said at the event, which took place in Phoenix back in April.

“Frankly there’s an element of nativism in it as well, as you know,” McCain added. “The first wedge that Donald Trump had that gave him notoriety was, ‘Build a wall,’ ‘rapist,’ ‘murderers,’ etc. And so, this is going to be a tough campaign for me.”

In the tape, McCain also came across as blaming Latino media for calling out the presumptive GOP frontrunner.

“If you listen or watch Hispanic media in the state and in the country, you will see that it is all anti-Trump. The Hispanic community is roused and angry in a way that I’ve never seen in 30 years.”

Ann Kirkpatrick, his opponent, has already hit him hard on Trump.

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McCain’s fear that Trump could be a real problem for his reelection efforts are not entirely unfounded. Recent polls show that the former presidential candidate and his opponent Ann Kirkpatrick are in a dead heat. And things will only get worse for McCain. Kirkpatrick launched a campaign ad in February that tried to hang Trump around McCain’s neck, so it’s likely that she’ll hit him again with this in the near future.

But wait, it gets worse for McCain. As a GOP political strategist told KJZZ, the NPR affiliate in Phoenix, McCain can’t completely disavow Trump because the reality TV star has YUUUGE support in Arizona, and they share some of the same voter base. In other words, McCain is screwed if he says nothing, and he’s screwed if he distance himself from Trump.

One thing’s for certain though: McCain’s precarious situation is a great example that the Latino vote matters and can make a difference. Something tells us McCain won’t be the only one who’ll have to weather the Trump storm.

READ: This Republican Leader Gave A Half-Assed Explanation For Donald Trump’s Taco Bowl Tweet

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