Watch The Real Dolores Huerta Get Owned By The Woman Who Once Portrayed Her In A Movie
Like something out of a movie, Dolores Huerta and Rosario Dawson are airing out their beef for the world to see. Dawson, who played Huerta in the 2014 Cesar Chavez biopic, went at the civil rights activist after Huerta’s take down of Bernie Sanders and his record. Clearly, the real Huerta and pretend Huerta agree helping the Latino community is super important, but they just can’t agree on how.
It all started, when Huerta wrote a Medium piece on Bernie Sanders’s immigration record.
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“If you’ve been following the Democratic primary, you may have noticed that Bernie Sanders has positioned himself as a champion of the immigrant community,” reads the opening paragraph of Huerta’s op-ed. “From the letter he sent to Barack Obama last week, to the work he, his campaign, and surrogates have done attacking other candidates’ positions, you would think that he has been a lifelong champion on issues that matter to Latinos and immigrants. But here’s the truth: Candidate Bernie Sanders, advocate for immigrants, is not the same as Senator Bernie Sanders.”
Huerta did not hold back on her criticism of Sanders…like, at all.
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She even pointed out the absence of Sanders’s signature on a 2011 letter to President Barack Obama in defense of the DREAM Act, along with his vote to beef up border patrol.
Huerta’s article definitely left many Clinton supporters looking like…
Enter Rosario Dawson and her scathing open letter to Huerta.
— Rosario Dawson (@rosariodawson) March 23, 2016
Although Dawson started by thanking the civil rights pioneer for her diligent work helping Latinos, the pleasantries didn’t last:
“This is exactly why your article on Bernie Sanders came as such a surprise to me,” Dawson wrote. “That the same woman who has made it her life’s mission to speak the truth and shed light on corruption, lies, and false narratives created by the corporate elite and special interest groups, would now suddenly create a narrative that distorts facts and misguides American voters.”
Liiike, you know some sh*t is about to go down.
Dawson went full savage on Huerta, going point by point on her piece.
Dawson went straight to work, addressing each and every one of Huerta’s points.
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“3. You mention that Bernie did not sign Harry Reid’s letter to president Obama in 2011:
— The letter was written and issued by 22 Senate Democrats. It was not presented to the entire Senate for signature, nor to Bernie Sanders (an independent at the time), and was signed by only a small fraction of the Democratic Party.
— Hillary Clinton did not respond to the letter sent to Obama. She did not denounce the deportations at that time, which makes the whole mention of the letter unreasonable.”
She even included handy tables comparing the two candidates side by side. One on positions…
…and one on specific votes and moments that occurred when Sanders and Clinton were in the Senate.
But here’s the takeaway. This is what democracy looks like: two passionate people, discussing issues and trying to find the best way to compromise and progress.
— Dolores Huerta (@DoloresHuerta) March 30, 2014
It might look nasty and ugly at times, but it is honestly the way things get done. Thank you Huerta and Dawson for holding tight to your side and not backing down. This is what America is all about.