MCALLEN, Texas (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Realizing that his recent comments about ‘anchor babies’ could alienate him from Latino voters, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, tried to distance himself from his own statement.
Talking to reporters today, the younger brother of former President George W. Bush said that his comments pertained more to “Asian people,” suggesting that the practice of coming to the United States to give birth to anchor babies was an Asian thing.
Asked if he had any factual basis that Asians are the ones resorting to anchor babies as a way to circumvent the U.S. immigration system, Bush said, “I don’t have to give you facts. Just look at one of my Republican presidential opponents, Piyush Jindal. He’s a poster boy for anchor babies.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Donald Trump’s disparaging remarks about Mexicans continue to wreak havoc on his business relationships, first with Univision, then NBC Universal, and now Macy’s. All have severed their ties with the presidential candidate.
Now, he has also angered Asians and Asian Americans for proposing to build a “great wall” on the U.S. southern border to keep Mexicans out.
Asians took offense with the comment, saying that Trump practically disrespected one of the world’s greatest wonders — the Great Wall of China — and what it represents.
The Great Wall — or the majority of it — was built during China’s Ming Dynasty, considered one of the greatest eras of orderly government and social stability in human history. “In using a reference to the Great Wall in his misguided tirade against what he believed to be Mexican rapists, drug addicts and criminals, Trump has belittled a world symbol of greatness, determination and resiliency,” a spokesperson for an Asian American coalition said.
So, not only has Trump lost the Latino vote, but also the Asian American vote. Ironically, a new poll shows Trump surging to second place behind former Florida Governor Jeb Bush in the crowded race for the Republication nomination for president.
Maybe, his message of keeping America free of non-white people is resonating with many conservative voters?
DALY CITY, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – The Economist came under intense fire from Latino groups all over the country for the cover of its latest magazine issue which featured an indepth article on the status of Latinos in America.
Many labeled the cover as racist, insensitive and stereotypical. Latinos and non Latinos alike posted on social media : “What were they thinking?”
The cover’s graphic had the American flag with the red stripes represented by red peppers.
The Filipino edition of the magazine didn’t quite elicit the same kind of reaction among Filipino Americans. Instead of red peppers, the Filipino version had lumpia (Filipino eggroll) replacing the red stripes.
” We are very honored to be featured in a well-respected magazine for all our contributions to the U.S. economy” said Juan de la Cruz, a long-time resident of Daly City, known as the “Little Manila” of California. “Lumpia represents one of the many contributions of Filipinos not only to American cuisine but to the great diversity and melting pot economy of the U.S,” de la Cruz added.