Isn’t it great when liberals finally get some much deserved blowback?
In an age where the overwhelming majority of commencement speakers are liberal, the latest victims were the journalism students at California State University, who had the displeasure of listening to Univision anchor María Elena Salinas.
Univision host María Elena Salinas, who The New York Times once described as the “Voice of Hispanic America,” was invited to give the commencement speech at California State University Fullerton’s College of Communications. She told the audience she was born in California to immigrant parents, “where I was formed as a woman, and most importantly, as a Latina … proud of my cultural heritage.”
Her remarks upset some graduates when she broke into Spanish.
But it wasn’t only the fact she began delivering her speech in a foreign language. She used those remarks to launch partisan attack on Donald Trump and on Republicans. She called them racists and told Hispanic journalism grads to use their new journalism skills to attack Republicans.
The Spanish language journalist drew the ire of English-only graduates when she began to praise only the Latino students and delivered that praise all in Spanish. As she continued in Spanish English speakers in the audience began to yell out “what about us?”
The witness, graduate Denise De La Cruz, told the Orange County Weekly what came next when Salinas began to attack Trump.
“Tensions worsened as Salinas began offering advice to journalism students to use the tools of the media to rebut political figures such as Donald Trump,” De La Cruz said. “That’s when folks began yelling things to Salinas such as, ‘Get off the stage!’ and ‘Trash!’”
The “mini, verbal race riot,” she said continued as “audience members began booing Salinas while others combatted the voices of dissent with louder cheers.”
And as we’d expect from a good liberal, she’s willing to blame everything for the response other than her actions. She opted for the default liberal response to criticism in this case: racism.
@_deedelacruz Thanks, I didn't hear what they said. But if they complained about me speaking Spanish it's sad racism is on the rise.
— Maria Elena Salinas (@MariaESalinas) May 23, 2016
@MariaESalinas We were upset that your address was aimed at one ethnicity instead of the the whole class. Had nothing to do with racism
— Jake Holzschuh (@JakeHolzschuh) May 23, 2016
What a history racism has had. It’s deteriorated so much that the consequences of racism have declined from slavery and segregation, apparently down to voting for Donald Trump.