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20 Doctors Crowd Around Salma Hayek In ER, Find Out Why

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“Ay, they recognize me. I’m so popular.”

Was it Salma, Salma’s “boobs” or both that got the attention of 20 ER doctors…hmmm.

“I was doing a scene and this was part of my wardrobe. I accidentally hit my head really hard and couldn’t see clearly and I was all woozy,” Salma explained on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”  Naturally, she was rushed to the hospital in case she had a concussion.

“They took me on the stretchers and everyone was staring at me and I said, ‘Ay they recognize me. I’m so popular!’” Then she realized she was wearing the boob shirt.

While we agree that the boob t-shirt is a bit ironic since it’s Salma Hayek, we think the person wearing it had something to do with having all those doctors staring at her, we think.

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#ImmigrantHealthHeroes Is Highlighting The Immigrant Health Care Workers Keeping Us All Safe

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#ImmigrantHealthHeroes Is Highlighting The Immigrant Health Care Workers Keeping Us All Safe

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The COVID-19 pandemic is giving people a better understanding of the work health care workers do to keep the public safe. Their responsibilities have life and death consequences and adding a pandemic on top of that exacerbates the already demanding nature of the job. Now, add an immigration crisis and crackdown.

Immigrant health care workers are getting some special love with #ImmigrantHealthHeroes.

Immigrants make up a large portion of the health care industry. According to the New American Economy, 16.4 percent, or 2.8 million, of health care workers are foreign-born people. In New York, the hardest-hit state in the U.S., 34.3 percent of health care workers are foreign-born people. For New Jersey, 30.6 percent of their health care workers are foreign-born and 31.6 percent of health care workers in California are foreign-born people.

The social media movement is giving people a chance to learn more about what our health care workers are dealing with.

“I’ve been volunteering with our free clinic, which is called East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership,” medical student Denisse Rojas told Senator Chuc Schumer. “We serve uninsured patients in East Harlem so folks who unfortunately otherwise may not be able to see a doctor. Because of COVID, we’ve been doing a lot of our appointments over telehealth. The common medical conditions include diabetes and hypertension.”

Communities of color are some of the hardest-hit places in the country. Chicago has seen a surge in cases in the Latino community while the rest of the city is experiencing a decrease in cases. Diabetes is one disease that COVID-19 exacerbates leading to the death of a positive patient.

More than 202,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients are joined in battle on the front lines against COVID-19.

DACA recipients, who are waiting for the Supreme Court to decide the fate of the program, make up more than 202,000 health care workers. The Supreme Court is expected to make a decision on the case at any moment. Hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients are anxiously awaiting a decision from the Supreme Court while doing their part to combat the health pandemic.

The hashtag is bringing attention to Senate Bill 386, which wants to prevent most immigrants from getting residency through employment.

SB 386 is seeking to limit immigration over the next 10 years by no longer allowing immigrants to earn residency and green cards through employment. Indian and Chinese nationals would be exempt meaning they would still be allowed to earn a green card through employment. Currently, the law states that of 140,000 green cards issued through employment a year, there is a cap of 7 percent of the green cards per country. According to the State Department, India, China, and the Phillippines have the longest application lines with India’s stretching for more than half a century.

SB 386 would allow for more people from certain countries to obtain green cards through employment. To be exact, the bill would eliminate the 7 percent limit entirely. However, the language excludes all but two countries on the planet. This would mean that cities like Miami that rely heavily on employing people from Latin America would suffer and struggle to compete globally.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, let’s honor and show love to all of the health care workers fighting the good fight to keep us safe.

Thank you to all of the health care workers out there. Thank you for keeping us safe and fighting to protect us.

READ: Latinas Are Sharing Appreciation Posts For Their Hardworking Immigrant Mothers And We All Need Somebody To Lean On

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Latinos Are Taking To Twitter To Call Out The Stereotypes And Tropes In The Criticized Novel ‘American Dirt’

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Latinos Are Taking To Twitter To Call Out The Stereotypes And Tropes In The Criticized Novel ‘American Dirt’

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“American Dirt” is one novel grabbing all of the headlines for all the wrong reasons. The book, written by a Puerto Rican woman, has been dragged for relying on stereotypes and tropes about Mexicans to tell a tale of migrating to the U.S. Several celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey, have praised the book sparking a more severe backlash from people. The novel has led to a Twitter trend of Latinos writing their own Latino novels using the same kinds of stereotypes found throughout the book.

Latinos on Twitter are dragging “American Dirt” author Jeanine Cummins.

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Social media has been calling out Jeanine Cummins and everyone who has endorsed “American Dirt.” The main complaint has been the insensitive and stereotypical writing trying to tell a Mexican story from a non-Mexican writer.

It wasn’t long until Latino Twitter users took to the micro-blogging site to show how ludicrous the book is.

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Several creatives have shared paragraphs playing up tired and offensive stereotypes to shine a light on what they see in “American Dirt.” Some stars, like Salma Hayek, have had to apologize for promoting the book without reading it.

Latinos from all walks, not just Mexican, have joined in on the social media trend.

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There have long been discussions about the proper representation of Latinos in media. From books to movies to television to comics, the conversations have long revolved around the lack of the people telling the stories. “American Dirt” is another example of someone not from an experience writing about the experience and totally missing the mark.

Some of the tweets are short and sweet but pack a punch.

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The backlash against “American Dirt” has been so strong and sustained that even Oprah Winfrey has had to change her tune. The media megastar has announced a deeper panel discussion about the book to really bring to light the underlying frustrations with the books.

Latinos have long been underrepresented and ignored but it seems critics are on track to win this battle.

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What do you think about the controversy around “American Dirt” and the celebrities who praised and promoted it without reading it?

READ: Here’s Why The Oprah Winfrey-Promoted Book ‘American Dirt’ Is Getting So Much Heat

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