Saturday, November 07, 2015

If Trump not dumped, SNL should be

Unless something changes, tonight Saturday Night Live will have Donald Duck Trump as its host. In the "land of the free and home of the brave," the event will be a despicable indication of how right-wing concepts hog the political landscape.

You've probably heard of petitions to stop Trump's hosting. Then there's also the Declaracíon in Spanish of latino intelligentsia, among others.

There's still time to go here, here, y aquí to add your disgust to the thousands who've petitioned the producers and network to Dump Trump. Register your complaint, your beliefs, your outrage, for that matter.

This week Alvaro Huerta of the Tribune News Service posted "Trump is no laughing matter." Here's excerpts:

"Saturday Night Live should cancel Donald Trump's appearance on its iconic show.

"Trump has labeled Mexican immigrants as "drug dealers," "criminals" and "rapists." If elected, he plans to deport more than 11 million undocumented immigrants and strip their U.S.-born children of citizenship.

"For Latinos, Trump's proposals are no joke.

"Trump wishes to revisit dark chapters in America's past. He is doubling down on his proposed "huge" U.S.-Mexico border wall, which the Mexican government will somehow miraculously pay for under his plan.

"Americans everywhere need to speak out against Trump's verbal abuse regarding people of Mexican descent. As the proud son of Mexican immigrants and a scholar of urban planning and ethnic studies, I need not say more."

Alvaro Huerta teaches at Cal State Polytech Univ., Pomona and is the author of Reframing the Latino Immigration Debate: Towards a Humanistic Paradigm. Read his entire Trump article here.

Also, on Al Día, Sabrina Vourvoulias--author of Ink--compiled a great post entitled Flashing Trump: Latino writers tell off Trump in 140-character narratives. It includes a short piece of mine.

Assuming SNL proceeds with Trump tonight, the next logical step would be to give the network the kinds of numbers that would get its attention. Not only should Latinos and those who respect them not watch tonight's program, beginning tomorrow, if SNL believes there IS room for hate on its stage, then it should be time to post and spread this:

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