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art by Favianna Rodriguez

Art by Favianna Rodriguez

“ You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. ” – César Chávez, UFW

Presente.org Applauds NBC for Dumping Trump, Taking A Stand Against Discrimination

June 29, 2015

Statement from Arturo Carmona, Executive Director of Presente.org on NBC’s decision to drop Donald Trump over his comments on Mexican-Americans:

“We are encouraged to see NBC severing ties with the extremist Donald Trump. His nauseating remarks about Mexican-American immigrants expose the deep undercurrent of racism and discrimination that Latinos face in America today, discrimination that has real consequences for our families and friends. From racial profiling and brutality from police to pay disparity in the workforce and laws created to make our lives harder from the GOP— the kind of racism espoused by Donald Trump has real consequences in our lives. For a company hoping to cater to a Latino audience like NBC, it’s a smart business move to distance themselves from this kind of toxic discrimination."

Trump referred to Mexican-Americans as “killers and rapists” on CNN over the weekend, see more on that here: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102794950