National Prejudice Cannot Prevail

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"What I'm not confused about is the world needing much more love, no hate, no prejudice, no bigotry, and more unity, peace, and understanding. Period."(Stevie Wonder)

National prejudice cannot prevail anywhere; much less in America!

America is the second largest continent in the world, after Asia. Occupying much of the western hemisphere of Earth. It consists of three sub-continents:

  • North America
  • Central America
  • South America
  • An island arc known as the West Indies.

It is said that Americans do not equate their nationality with ethnicity, but with citizenship. The reason is because the country is home to people of different national origins. Who were the first Americans? Is there a "pure" American citizen?

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Mexican-American Boy: Sebastien De la Cruz

The interpretation given by De la Cruz, an 11 year old boy at the NBA Finals, generated in social networks all kinds of criticism and racism, which "denounced" a lack of respect for the nation because he was dressed as a "Mariachi", singing the national anthem. Some ignorant people told him to go to Mexico, questioning his legal residence (he was born in Texas).

Before game three of the NBA Finals, filling in at the last minute for Darius Rucker who canceled, and to counter this barrage of opinions against the organizers, once again the child was invited to sing the anthem; this time accompanied by the mayor of San Antonio, Hispanic Democrat Julian Castro.

Mexican American, Sebastien De La Cruz Singing Of National Anthem Sparks Racist Comments

Marc Anthony the singer

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"God Bless America"

Marc Anthony, the singer born and raised in New York, NY with Puerto Rican descendants was victim of racist attacks in social media after singing the patriotic song "God Bless America" in one of the most important baseball games of the year, the All-Star Game, held in New York in July 2013.

These criticisms came after the Mexican-American boy Sebastien De la Cruz generated controversy for singing the National Anthem dressed like a "Mariachi."

Marc Anthony "God Bless America"

Who can sing a national hymn?

Twitter messages could be read as "a Hispanic singing 'God Bless America' really hurts my heart" or "Do not we have an American artist who can sing (the anthem)?" Some Twitter users posted messages that harshly criticized the choice of Anthony and questioned his citizenship. Following these reviews, many people defended the selection of Anthony to sing "God Bless America."

"Unbelievable racism in America, just because an eleven year old Mariachi boy (from Texas) and a music star of Puerto Rican descendants (born in New York), sang 'God Bless America"​​.

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Immigration reform bill

These controversies in social networks emerge as Congress discusses a proposed federal immigration reform bill that would legalize the status of some eleven million illegal immigrants estimated to be living in the country.

How dare anyone can come up with a speck of prejudice? To these I say, "Take a look in a mirror, then at their own family. Don't stop, keep looking to your right, left...all around; from California to New York Island. Search history and geography details... and then find a pure "American."

Before judging or making an opinion, I invite you to observe, search and analyze. Marc Anthony might be accustomed to public criticism. An 11 year old boy that had the courage to stand before an ocean of people; that sung as an angel, showed more dignity than those that tried to put him down.

Not only this land is your land and my land...but, the whole Universe is yours and mine!

May God bless America and everyone else!

© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

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© 2013 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

I have had this conversation many times before about prejudice and racism...many think it is much better now than it once was....I just think it is sneakier and hidden away under a layer of political correctness. Racism cannot be legislated...it must be stomped out in homes by parents teaching tolerance and acceptance to their children.

Great thoughts here Maria.

blessings always

bill


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Froggy213 3 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico

No matter where, when, or how, there is always a stupid person with a stupid comment. The boy sang it great.

It would be nice if people thought before opening their mouth.

Good hub my dear.


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Thanks Billy and Greg. I wanted to write more, because it really wasn't about singing...it goes way deeper than a song. Read this if you have time (a dear friend, brother and angel post it) http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/07/16/double-s...


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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

You have inspired in me a need to write a hub about racism. I shall go write it now. I think you will like the twist.

I have noticed over the last few years that I can turn mean spirited bigotry as soon as I hear it. I began doing this after it made me physically sick to my stomach. Thank you for enlightening me about this mental illness.


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Michele Travis 3 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

He sung a beautiful song, about a beautiful country.

Thank you for sharing it lastheart.

Voted up.


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Thanks Eric! I read your hub, that surely was fast. I know that feeling of wanting to give birth to the words growing in us. Here they are for others to read you: http://hubpages.com/politics/I-am-a-Racist-and-I-p...


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Michele Travis thanks for being around. I am happy to know you are focused.


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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

My darling with one of the finest names ever: Maria. I truly can say I love you. Tell that poor Froggy to get over it. We must love harder and more clearly for it is the weapon against hate and bigotry. I feel blessed to be ordained to fight this fight.

Your constant hard work to make people slow down and appreciate all that there is, is a monument in words to your devotion and goodness.


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Froggy213 3 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico

Hmmmm,hmmm Let's see a ticket to California and a Frog jumping on a Eric--hmmmmm. Ok I forgive you Eric--you can love my Maggie too.


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Que changos son los dos.

1 John 4:9-11

"In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another."

I wanted to include this text and I didn't so I will post it here:

Galatians 3:28

"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus."


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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Oh! phew! I was worried. I will bet that walking down the street with her is hard.

Oh well some women are just made to be loved. Me too. I got one that is pure sunshine on cloudy days but hard as nails to make me better. Angels they are.

Some people do not get how hard it is to love such women. But boyo o boyo I am a lucky man to get to know that hardship.

Peace be on your home, at least take some of mine, please.


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Froggy213 3 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico

I am rolling around laughing.


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

It's funny that I wrote a post about this on my blog yesterday...I guess humanity needs a good wake up call. Thanks for sharing, Last Heart. I have shared as well.


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

midget38 thanks to you also! I know someone up there loves us and wants us united.

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