Donald Trump and his followers follow the orange one’s original campaign drivel-doctrine that states that all Mexicans who come to the United States are the worst that country has to offer. They aren’t just coming on their own, either; Mexico is actually sending them here to rape the fields and pillage the women.
Take young Mayte Lara Ibarra, for example. Mexico obviously sent her here on a nefarious mission to steal the scholarship of a privileged white kid. There’s no way her 4.5 GPA or the determination she showed in capturing the title of valedictorian had ANYTHING to do with it. Mayte knows she is despised for being bright, beautiful and successful; she also knows she’s hated even more for her heritage.
That’s why this tweet had to be one of the most rewarding of her life:
Well then. Isn’t that just a kick in the crotch to Trump’s clan of wannabe alpha males and their hatred. This lovely young woman has every right to be proud of her accomplishments. It wasn’t long before the stupid began, as Trump supporters and right-wing haters in general began assuming that Mayte had somehow been given an unfair advantage or that she didn’t deserve to be valedictorian — not because she didn’t earn it, but because of where she was born.
Here’s a nice cross-section of the stupidity:
Yeah, that was predictable. Mayte has decided not to bother and deactivated her account, but there was plenty of support for her as well as hate from people who understand that all that contempt comes from the immense amount of butthurt right-wingers have towards anyone with brown skin making something of themselves. She’s also the perfect example of a girl whose parents brought her here at a young age, which makes her “undocumented” status something she had no control over.
There is also a rumor circulating that Mayte may have just been toying with the Trump Trolls and isn’t undocumented at all, but her story isn’t unique one way or the other. There are numerous examples of undocumented kids excelling in Texas and moving on to UT, where tuition waivers are given to ALL valedictorians, regardless of their immigration status. According to Think Progress:
At another high school in Texas, Larissa Martinez came out as undocumented during her valedictorian speech this month. Though she didn’t mention Trump directly in her speech, Martinez appeared to allude to his rhetoric, saying, “America can be great again without the construction of a wall built on hatred and prejudice.” She received a standing ovation afterwards. Other undocumented valedictorians in recent years include twins Brizzia Munoz Robles and Maria Munoz Robles and Enkhjin Tuvshinzaya.
Looks like the haters are hating because people the y think are inferior are turning out to be just the opposite. What a shame.
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