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These 2016 Clapbacks Prove That Nobody Was Safe From Some Latino Shade

There’s no question that 2016 was a rough year for a lot of people. All the ups and downs on personal, national and global levels were all people on social media could talk about. As we gear up for 2017, we need to make sure that we take a stand for ourselves and our communities. Here are some of the greatest clapbacks of 2016 to give you a little bit of inspiration.

America Ferrera did not hold back when she called out a white male reporter who thought she was going to struggle with choosing between a Latino and woman for president.

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CREDIT: Revelist / YouTube

Ferrera was talking to Gloria Steinem about being a Latina at the 2016 Makers Conference and she shared a story of an interview she had recently sat through. During the interview, the reporter, who is male and white, asked Ferrera how she was going to decide who to vote for since there were both Latinos and women running for president. Ferrera said it was almost as if she had to make a choice as to what part of her identity to agree with. She really shut him down.

Ferrera also teamed up with Eva Longoria to call out the Golden Globes on confusing her for Gina Rodriguez.

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CREDIT: Entertainment Tonight / YouTube

Probably because we don’t all look alike. Just saying.

Who can forget when this 12-year-old Mexican boy took on the anti-vaxxers.

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CREDIT: Marco Arturo / Facebook

Marco Arturo set Facebook on fire when he made a video talking about the anti-vaxxer campaign. During the video, little Marco shows a folder filled with proof that vaccines caused autism… but when he opened the folder, every page was blank. #SAVAGE

These sisters who expertly trolled the Trump family.


The two Cuban-American sisters went to a Trump event in North Carolina and, since they were both Hillary Clinton supporters, wanted to protest the event. They had no idea that Trump’s son, Erik, would think that their shirts were pro-Trump shirt. So, of course they were going to take a photo with him to get the message out.

That time that Dascha Polanco educated Charlamagne Tha God on the definition of “Afro-Latina.”


Charlamagne Tha God was chatting with Polanco during an episode of “The Breakfast Club” when the topic of Zoe Saldana playing Nina Simone came up. Everyone agreed that it would have been better to have an African-American playing the role and that’s when the “are Dominicans black” topic came up. Polanco said she considers herself Afro-Latina and Charlamagne expressed some confusion. So, Polanco kindly explained that just because you are Latino doesn’t mean you can’t also be black.

Literally any time Ana Navarro opened her mouth about Donald Trump.

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CREDIT: CNN / Sarah Burris / YouTube

Since the day Trump announced his candidacy, Republican strategist Ana Navarro has been quick to call him out. Her tone and mood about Trump never wavered during the campaign and ultimately culminated in Navarro releasing a video explaining why she voted for Hillary Clinton instead.

The Internet was alive when this guy dragged his racist dentist to hell and back.

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CREDIT: Erick Parra / mitú

Guillermo Camarillo was pretty excited that he was accepted to several universities. During a routine visit to the dentist, Camarillo exchanged a little small talk with his dentist about his college prospects. He was told by the dentist that, frankly, Camarillo should feel lucky to have gotten into the schools because his daughter was not accepted to some of the same universities. The dentist even made mention of Camarillo’s background as “helping him” to get into the schools. Because, you know, Latinxs only get admitted to colleges because of quotas, not their brains.

Maria Hinojosa came through when a Trump surrogate started throwing the word “illegal” around.

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CREDIT: AM Joy / MSNBC

As the election was approaching, Maria Hinojosa was making the rounds on some networks talking about, well, Trump. During one encounter with a Trump surrogate, she went off because he insisted on calling undocumented immigrants “illegal.” She kindly corrected him and quoted Elie Wiesel to make her point about why you can’t call people “illegal.”

This Twitter user was quick to put Mike Pence in his place when he complained about #ThatMexicanThing.


This was during the vice president debate when Clinton’s running mate, Tim Kaine, mentioned that Trump was dehumanizing Mexicans. The only thing Mike Pence could use as a reply was how he just keeps bringing up “that Mexican thing.” Twitter was quick to respond.


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‘Ken’ and ‘Karen’ Strike Again: White Couple Blocks Latino Man From His Own Apartment Building

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‘Ken’ and ‘Karen’ Strike Again: White Couple Blocks Latino Man From His Own Apartment Building

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Another day and another white person – or in this case, a white couple – have terrorized a person of color and gone viral in the process. Many are calling this white couple ‘Ken’ and ‘Karen’ after video shows them blocking a Latino man from entering his own apartment complex.

Michael Barajas, the Mexican-American man who the couple targeted, filmed the incident just as the couple became violent and threatened him with further violence.

The encounter is just the latest after a barrage of similar instances of racial profiling that have continued over the backdrop of anti-racism protests. 

A now viral video shows a white couple blocking a Mexican-American man from entering his own apartment complex.

Michael Barajas was pulling into his apartment complex’s garage in San Francisco, when he became the latest victim of a ‘Karen’ and ‘Ken.’ He had just returned home from grocery shopping and used his key fob to open the building’s garage door when suddenly a white SUV pulled in ahead of him and refused to move forward.

The couple in the white SUV claimed Barajas was trespassing, called him a criminal and threatened to call the police.

“That’s fine. Call the cops. Why are you even calling the cops about, Karen?” the video shows Barajas responding.

In an Instagram post, Barajas said the white man “thought I was trying to tailgate them to break in and rob them.” One of Barajas’ neighbors, who is also white, was outside smoking and intervened in the situation. The driver then got out of a white SUV with Florida plates, beat the neighbor up, “and threatened to shoot us if we didn’t leave,” said Barajas.

Barajas says he started filming the incident once the couple got aggressive and threatening.

Barajas, 28, told NBC’s Bay Area affiliate KNTV that the situation kept escalating and turned dramatic when the white man in the car got aggressive, which prompted him to start recording.

“Given the current political climate, and certainly I’m Mexican American, and that rhetoric of us being criminals, it just hit hard, it hit close to home,” Barajas told KNTV.

After several minutes, a bystander who also lives in the apartment complex, intervened. “Dude, pull into your space or go!” the bystander said.

The man, who has since been identified as William Beasley, then exits the SUV from the passenger side, confronts the person who hit his car and reportedly assaults him by knocking him to the ground, according to ABC7 News

According to Barajas, the woman in the SUV then got out to try and coax Beasley back into the car. She also allegedly tried to pay Barajas and the neighbor (who had been assaulted) to not call the cops or file charges.

Since the video’s release, the white man – William Beasley – has been fired from his tech job.

Barajas shared the video of the incident to his Instagram, where it has been seen more than 150,000 times.

Since the video was uploaded, APEX Systems, where Beasley was an employee, has fired him after conducting an internal review of the incident. In a brief statement, they said they would not “tolerate violent or racist behavior of any kind.”

And the apartment complex where the encounter took place, SOMA Residences, said in a statement that they’re ‘actively working to resolve’ the incident and do not condone ‘violent acts, aggression toward any residents, discrimination and harassment.’

Barajas said he’s satisfied with the outcome and feels inspired to keep speaking out on behalf of minorities.

Credit: Michael Barajas / Facebook

From his apartment complex to the bystander who intervened on his behalf, Barajas said he’s grateful for the response he’s received and for how far he’s been able to come in life.

“I’ve always been from a really poor, poor immigrant family, so I think what happened just struck very hard for me. I felt, for me, that I do not belong here,” he said in a now-deleted Instagram post.

In the same post, he questions what would have happened had this happened to an undocumented person and didn’t know how to handle the situation? It’s a very good point that will cause many people to pause and re-examine how they react to situations like this one.

VIDEO: Sacramento Karen Punched In Face For Calling Woman N-Word

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VIDEO: Sacramento Karen Punched In Face For Calling Woman N-Word

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Another day, another viral video on social media of a racist person getting confronted. This time, a white woman in Sacramento got punched by a Black woman after calling her the N-word.

Another Karen is going viral after calling a Black woman the N-word. *Warning: Strong Language*

Social media has proven to be the best tool to catch these racist incidents as they happen. There have been several videos to be posted recently. Tbh, it seems that the videos are much more common after some people were forced to spend time at home away from people. That racism seems to have just been waiting to come out.

Like any other video on social media, people have their own opinions.

Most people on the Internet are siding with the woman who threw the punches. The country is having a reckoning moment with racism. Protesters have been marching in major cities demanding police reform, which is happening. With emotions running high, these examples of racial tensions exploding are indicative of the place the country is in.

Across the board, people agree the violence is wrong but people of color are finding it hard to totally disavow what happened.

Hate crimes have significantly increased since President Trump took office. The FBI has reported an increase in hate crimes against several minority groups across the country during Trump’s time in office. This increase comes after hate groups grew at alarming rates during the Obama administration in response to Barack Obama’s victory.

People are tired of being subjected to bigoted and dangerous rhetoric. The temperament of the American people went from excusing this behavior to a majority of Americans seeking to become anti-racist.

Yet, people are still coming with jokes on social media.

According to TMZ, the police responded to a call at the convenience store and the white woman was being treated for minor injuries. She originally did not want to press charges but changed her mind. TMZ reports that the Sacramento Police Department claims the Black woman in the video has not been arrested yet her husband claims she has.

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