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AOC Was Mocked by Fox News for Doing #TheLatinaThing And Now Its Trending

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Catch your breath, folks, more racist mierda is being aired on FOX News. This time, the culprit is Laura Ingraham and her guest for making fun of the way that Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pronounces her name. They call it “that Latina thing.”

Of course, the real Latina thing to do is to clapback so hard that a full fledged Twitter hashtag trend is born. Internet, let’s do this thing. Here’s what you need to know before you do your #LatinaThing.

FOX News has been criticizing absolutely everything AOC wears, says, and even how she says it.

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It’s the lowest of news journalism that feeds off the sexist, racist ideologies of their viewership and it needs to stop. AOC has stepped up in responding to every mentira said about her on air.

It starts out with host Laura Ingraham asking her conservative guest if he notices how AOC “puts on” an accent with her name.

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FOX News couldn’t have captioned this segment more perfectly. Let it be known that Ingraham is the same woman who called AOC a “horsewoman of the apocalypse.” Really solid journalism happening right here.

Conservative lawyer Joe diGenova actually mocked her while calling her “Anastasio Ocasio-Cortez.”

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“She does the Latina thing where she does her, you know, ‘Anastasio Ocasio-Cortez.” He then tried to make it okay by saying that if he pronounced his name in an exaggerated Italian accent that it would be tantamount to the same thing. Wrong.

The Latino Internet has officially erupted.

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Yup. Why is it news-worthy? Because FOX News viewership feeds off the fear of changing demographics in the U.S. like nothing else.

Of course, AOC has become a pro at brushing racism off her shoulders.

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We do not envy you, AOC, but we’re here for you. Thank you.

Why is this even a lesson in 2019?

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When you’re multi-lingual, you pronounce your name how it sounds. Good burn though, AOC. All Ingraham does is talk and rile up an ever more racist, violent base.

Claro, AOC couldn’t let a good burn go without putting it to the fire. 👏 😂

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Does it hurt, Ingraham? Have you learned your lesson yet?

Here’s another life lesson we’re still getting white conservative pundits to understand:

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No part of our names are optional. They’re on our birth certificates because they’re our names. Use them.

Latinas came out in full force to explain why they use their full names.

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I’ll say it again. It’s simple: they’re our names, which signify as much to us as ‘Jones’ does to the Jones’.

And then there’s this frustrating bit:

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Just take a moment to get a little uncomfortable and then say our names correctly. It’ll pay off.

Other folks shared the pride in using our full names: to honor our mothers:

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We don’t just ignore our maternal family lines. We honor them both. It’s a Latina thing.

You can’t stop a Queen from checking her jesters.

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No response yet from Ingraham or FOX News. We don’t expect apologies from them, because they’ve yet to be held accountable for spewing any racist remarks.

And you can’t stop Twitter from painting a pretty clear picture.

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Ingraham ‘accidentally’ made a Nazi salute at a rally and we just don’t understand. Why?

Ingraham has publicly stated that she’s learning Spanish for her Guatemalan daughter and now this?

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I hope Latina girls everywhere are looking to AOC to really understand what it means to take up space as a Latina.

Some folks shared the racism they’ve experienced in every day life by just using a Spanish accent.

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It’s no joke. People are getting detained by ICE simply for speaking Spanish. This is a real crisis.

Real talk: Ingraham and her viewership are all living in fear.

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They’re scared of us, and what we represent: a diverse, multilingual America. Talk sh*t about us and we can say it back twice in two different tongues.

Meanwhile, AOC is gracing the cover of TIME Magazine.

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Don’t think you’ll make the cover, Ingraham, with your trademark racist undertoned of a talk show.

We’re rooting for you, AOC! Keep doing #TheLatinaThing!

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AOC is busy creating equitable laws in our country, making sure they’re being held accountable in her district, and representing her diverse constituents. She’s saving the world.

Let’s DO it, folks! Let’s make #TheLatinaThing happen!

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What does the Latina mean to you? Tweet about it and tag us @wearemitu.

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These Selena Quintanilla Quotes Are Perfect For Your #MotivationMonday

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These Selena Quintanilla Quotes Are Perfect For Your #MotivationMonday

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There’s nobody else in history like Selena, and that’s because she made history. She broke past gender norms and essentially took her rightful throne as Queen of Tejano music, an otherwise male-dominated genre. The only records she was ever competing against were her own. Her last live televised concert broke all records (which was her own record the year before) with a sold-out Houston Astrodome 24 years ago this February.

While her life was violently ended much too soon, she had accomplished lifetimes of achievement by the time of her death at just 23 years old. Why? Her positive mental thinking and gratitude. Keep Selena’s spirit alive and rise up, mija. These quotes are going to get you going.

“I feel very proud to be Mexican.”

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She told Los Gruperos, “I feel very proud to be Mexican. I didn’t have the opportunity to learn Spanish when I was a girl, but … it’s never too late to get in touch with your roots.” Who knew?

“Tejano music was hard for us because I was a girl.”

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Her most iconic quote of all time is probably via Orale Primo:

“Tejano music was hard for us because I was a girl. My dad had a lot of problems while trying to set up shows for us or presentations because there are a lot of men who don’t think that women can get the attention of the public. But … wrong!”

“We got laughed at…”

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In a 1994 interview, Selena confessed that “we got laughed at. My father was told that we would never make it. It’s gradual, a growing process. It’s not like it came overnight.”

“When you get hard work you get success, and we put a lot of years into it.”

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In an interview with KZTV, Selena emphasized the importance of perseverance. Even when people laugh at you.

“If you have a dream, don’t let anybody take it away.”

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Selena only became so successful because she didn’t take people’s doubt seriously. She just went for it.

“All I need to do is try and do the best that I can do.”

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Y ya. That’s all we can do, and the rest, we can let go.

“Anybody can be a role model, anybody can.”

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In an interview given before her Grammy winning live performance in Corpus Christi 1993, Selena only had warm gratitude to share with her fans.

“I want to be remembered not only as an entertainer, but as a person who cared a lot.”

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“…and I gave the best that I could and I tried to be the best role model that I possibly could.” 😭 😭 😭

“I’m very real, very sincere and honest, and that’s how I’ll always be.”

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Be true to yourself, mija, no matter whether life throws fame, poverty or fortune your way. These are the sacred words of Selena.

“The reason I’m really appreciative of everything that’s going on around me is because of the fact that I never expected it, and I want to keep that attitude.

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In an interview with MTV, Selena shared how she holds onto gratitude. Turns out it’s an attitude of gratitude.

“Music is not a very stable business. You know it comes and it goes, and so does money. But your education stays with you for the rest of your life.”

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Stay in school, kids! Selena wouldn’t have gotten where she was without her education, and curiosity to get rooted in her culture.

“You shouldn’t care for somebody just because of the materialistic things that they have, and I’m a firm believer in that.”

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Like La Reina says, money comes and goes. You want someone that you’ll want in every season of life.

“What I don’t like are arrogant people. We’re all equal. I don’t like it when a person assumes to be better.”

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We bet Selena got a lot of that in every world she found herself in. She was criticized by Latin media for not speaking Spanish fluently, and misunderstood by the Anglo world she lived in.

“Always believe that the impossible is always possible.”

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Say that three times fast. Now say it in Spanish. K, now Selena is within you.

“We never thought we’d get this far, but we’re here.”

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The band used to be stoked about getting a four hour gig that paid $100. They made it, fam.

“We went through a hard time, and we had to turn to music as a means to putting food on the table.”

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“We went through a hard time, and we had to turn to music as a means to putting food on the table. And we’ve been doing it ever since. No regrets either.”

“You have to take what you could get when you’re getting started.”

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If you expect to do something perfect the first time, then where do you go from there? Nobody starts out with everything, except for the Drumpfs.

“I don’t feel pressure because I’m not trying to portray something that I’m not.”

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“… I’m just being myself. All these things that we’re doing and any jobs that we take, it’s because it’s what we believe in.”

“A lot of people may think it’s difficult to work with family, it’s not.”

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“If you have the same love, the same interests, and the same respect for each other, things work out great.” You get to work with you fam? Right on!

“You wish for things to happen when you’re not doing as well…”

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“… and when it comes around, it’s like you wanna slow down. But you have to stop and think [about] where you came from, you appreciate it even more. It’s better to be working than not working at all.”

Hear that? So when you’re feeling bummed about being at work on a Monday, be grateful to be at work on a Monday instead.

 

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