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Time to Forgive Donald Trump and Thank Him

After Donald Trump called Mexican and Latino immigrants rapists and criminals, his comments were met with outrage. In three short weeks, his repeated insults led to something he probably didn’t expect: rallying Latinos around a common cause. The move has led actors, musicians and mitú’s own president and co-founder, Beatriz Acevedo, to say, “Thank you for bringing us together.”

Sincerely, Beatriz Acevedo

President and Co-Founder of mitú  

Sincerely, America Ferrera

Actor & Activist 

Sincerely, Chingo Bling

Mexican Rapper

Dear Donald Trump,

I would like to take this time to THANK YOU for your recent comments on  your campaign trail.   When it is all said and done, you will go down in history as a  man who sparked a massive tidal wave of change and forced a people to rise up.  A  man who made a tough decision of using Mexican immigrants as a scapegoat in  order to bring some facts to the light.

The fact that we currently don’t show up to the polls as we should.  The fact  that our numbers are strong yet our voice is not.   The fact that brands, networks  and presidential hopefuls constantly flirt with our demographic with an insatiable predatory appetite.   These culture vultures are on a mission to pillage riches  greater than any conquistador ever has.  The fact that we are too busy working for  the American Dream that we blindly give our hard earned paychecks to companies  that truly don’t care about us.  Thanks to you we will be on high alert and more  critical of those who court us.  Thank You Señor Trump.

Sincerely, Paulina Vega

Miss Universe 2014

Credit: @paulinavegadiep / Instagram

I find Mr. Trump’s comments unjust and hurtful. As a Colombian and as Miss Universe, I want to show my support and validate the sentiments of the Latin community.

The Miss Universe Organization works independently from its owners. For the past 64 years, they have created partnerships with great charity groups and have helped thousands of communities. Their legacy of uniting countries from around the world has been inspiring to many. If the Miss Universe Organization shared any anti-Latin sentiments or any type of racial biases, I wouldn’t be in this position today.

I strongly believe that dividing and categorizing humankind only holds it back. Acknowledging and embracing the differences that exist across humanity is the first step in real and substantial development. We must strive together in order to improve the common good.

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