Take a minute out of your day to watch the heartwarming tale of Facundo the Great.
Facundo the Great, narrated by Ramón “Chunky” Sanchez, is a heartwarming example of the struggle Latinos face to keep their identity in the face of Americanization. Ramón attended elementary school in the 1950s, and his name was changed to “Raymond.” Similar whitewashing happened to Maria and Juanita, who became Mary and Jane. Then one day, Facundo the Great showed up at school and changed the rules of the game.
The story unfolds in a swift and hilarious manner, highlighted by Ramón’s narration. His voice is so warm and familiar that you feel like you know the guy. And chances are, you probably do. No matter what background you come from, Ramón’s story is all of ours, and it’s inspiring to get a glimpse into his compassionate point of view. Ramón stays away from pointing any fingers at the teachers or students at his school and instead uses his time to highlight the hero Facundo, who in the end saved everyone with his wonderful name.
In case you haven’t heard, Bennifer 1.0 is back. The famous early-2000s couple has been spotted spending time together in the wake of JLo’s split with A-Rod and Ben Affleck’s split with Cubana Ana de Armas. The news about their reconciliation is surprising the general public, as it’s been 17 years since the Hollywood power couple split up.
Needless to say, many fans have mixed feelings about Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck getting back together, seeing as their 2004 split up was so messy the first time around.
But more than anything, fans have jokes. Here are some of the funniest tweets about Jlo and Ben Affleck getting back together.
As a refresher, “Get Out” centers on a young Black man in an interracial relationship who visits his white girlfriend’s family for the weekend. Soon, he realizes the family is not quite as idyllic as they’re pretending to be. Before long, he realizes his life is in danger.
The movie accurately depicted the real-life horror of racism and white supremacy through a cinematic lens. Phrases like “the sunken place” (the place the main character went when he’s paralyzed by his girlfriend’s mother) became cultural shorthand for: the “place an oppressed person goes when they have become silent or compliant to their own oppression” (thanks Urban Dictionary).
Internet commentators chimed in with their own thoughts and opinions about the super relatable video.
One Reddit user knew exactly how the young man felt. “As a biracial person who dated a girl from a very conservative Republican family, they never let me forget that I was biracial,” he said. “They brought it up almost every day.”
Another knew the struggles of having family members with different views from their own: “I have friends and family members that have been radicalized.. it’s very difficult to have a conversation about anything anymore that doesn’t end with vitriol.”
Another Reddit user had more sympathy for the man’s girlfriend. “I feel bad for the girl honestly,” they said. “We may be able to choose who we befriend, but we can never choose our parents.”