Racist Tweets Directed At Hispanic Kid Singing Anthem

I swear I think some people need to be required to get a license to use the Internet. Following the Internet ugliness over the Cheerios commercial that dared show a mixed family, the Internet racists went crazy when a Latino kid, an Hispanic-American, sang the national anthem at the 3rd game of the NBA Finals.

Racist Tweets

And there is plenty more where that came from as you can see here.

But the kid and his family responded with class to the whole thing, pointing out that he IS an American, from San Antonio actually. And kudos to the Spurs for bringing him back last night to stick it to those idiots by having him sing the anthem all over again. Only thing better would have been if he also held up a box of Cheerios at the end.

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17 thoughts on “Racist Tweets Directed At Hispanic Kid Singing Anthem

  1. ctfranklin28 says:

    Not sure if this would work for Mixed American Life, but may work for Community Village?

    Charles

    On Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 11:13 AM, No More Race

  2. jennynilsson says:

    “some people need to be required to get a license to use the Internet” – big like. Internet is not only for the good.

    • Earnest Harris says:

      Indeed. Although I must say in a way I am glad the Internet lets us see into the minds of these idiots so we can know they are still there and not get lulled into thinking all is good.

  3. ctfranklin28 says:

    Thanks for sharing this story of yet another round of racist human stupidity on social media. They have achieved the few seconds of fame. How do we expect our kids to be more tolerant when adults can’t?

    • Earnest Harris says:

      Right indeed. But sadly so many of these commenters also seem young, the generation that is supposed to be beyond this foolishness. Sad indeed. That singer is so talented.

  4. I’m “highly upset” that so called Grace Kelly has the nerve to comment on this situation. Clearly from Europe.
    :P

  5. Reblogged this on Exploring My Culture, Exploring Myself and commented:
    To be fair, that last one – Grace Kelly @ADobTrack – does have a point. After all, I’m highly upset that SHE is commenting on who sings the United States National Anthem. Clearly from Europe…
    *facepalm*
    Seriously, people? Are we really still doing this?

  6. ericjbaker says:

    On top of being racists who have no concept of civics or history, they have no problems attacking a child anonymously. Stay classy, folks.

    By the way, my son’s school held their annual Heritage Day celebration today, with students representing 60 heritage countries on 6 continents performing traditional dances, giving cultural presentations and showing artifacts, wearing traditional clothing, and, of course, bringing in homemade dishes. 800 parents and grandparents attended, and everyone was eager to learn about and embrace the different cultures. I’m fortunate to live in one of the most ethnically diverse towns I know of, and I couldn’t imagine an environment where people reacted with hostility to such a thing.

    IMO, the Middle East room won for coolest food (and the fact that Egypt and Israel shared a table). Germany killed it on desserts, though. I’m ready to book my flight now.

    • Earnest Harris says:

      That sounds like a great event. Wish every child could grow up with such diversity around them and be able to recognize that all bring beauty to the world.

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