As I said in the video that is at the end of this post–many white people like to put on other people’s cultures as costumes. Hillary and her campaign thought that it would be a great idea to talk about the ways that her white/super privileged ass is just like your friendly neighborhood ‘abuela.’ I wonder how many muscles were pulled for this reach.
Do you see that hideous tagline? I can only imagine some rich white woman yelling “respeto” at every hispanic person she sees just because that’s the only Spanish word that she knows.
This whole thing to me was a slap in the face to hispanic people. No Hillary, you don’t have the cultural experience to call yourself an ‘abeula’ simply because you have a grand-daughter now. Obviously #HispanicTwitter had a few things to say to Hillary under the trend #NotMyAbuela
My Abuela raised 6 children alone, and can't afford cancer treatment.#NotMyAbuela
— Raerraven✌ (@raerraven) December 23, 2015
#NotMyAbuela because my Abuela doesn't fund wars in impoverished countries like the one she lives in
— giselle (@cacti_hugger) December 23, 2015
Obviously, someone didn’t think this through.