My latest for NBC Latino
The anti-Latino tweet-hate that pop star Marc Anthony experienced this week is nothing new when it comes to Twitter. Not a day goes by where I don’t witness a news stream full of ignorance.
Go back to Mexico.
So it comes as no surprise that Marc Anthony received such a response after singing “God Bless America” at this week’s MLB All-Star Game in Queens, New York. Ignore the fact that Marc Anthony was born in New York City 45 years ago, or that he is an incredibly successful crossover star, as loved in Manhattan as he is in San Juan.
But this week in Queens, Marc Anthony was just another foreigner, the “un-American brown guy” who is Puerto Rican.
Anthony became the latest example of what is becoming a disturbing pattern.
Roll out a Latino at a major sporting events in the U.S., and within seconds…
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