Jorge Ramos is a Mexican American journalist and news anchor. Known as ‘the voice of the voiceless’, some call him the Hispanic version of Anderson Cooper. I think of him as one of the most influential Hispanics, as does Time magazine. He has a career that spans for 30 years, interviewing various political leaders from President Barack Obama to Fidel Castro. Ramos has even received numerous awards such as 8 Emmys.
Recently Jorge Ramos was featured in a documentary by Fusion called 'Hate Rising’. The documentary follows as he goes around the nation to show the hate that exists in the United States, from the shooting in Orlando to Neo Nazis. In this documentary he sits down with different white nationalist groups. He shows the relationship and correlation between the supremacists groups and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. He demonstrates the hate that is building up in America is toward anyone that is different or specifically not white.
He finds himself face to face with the imperial wizard for the Texas Rebel Knights of the KKK. Ramos asks him if being white made him superior to himself simply because he’s Latino, to which, he replied yes and continued by stating that "white is higher than any other race" as a fact.
The documentary also shows last year when Mr. Ramos was escorted out of Donald Trump's press conference for wanting to ask questions about his immigration plan. Trump wouldn’t let him speak and then told him to go back to Univision (the television network he works for). To the blind eye that was a simple comment but to others it was a remark that really means "go back to where you belong because you don't belong here".
At one point of the documentary he sits down with a class of elementary students and asks them a couple of questions about the upcoming presidential election. The kids mention that Trump wants to build a wall to make the "people go back to where they are from". Many of them state that they were born in Texas but their parents were not. They say they are scared to be separated from their parents. No child should ever have to feel this way.
I would like to thank Jorge Ramos for all the work he has done over the years; for being a face that is so highly respected and recognized especially throughout the Hispanic community. For as long as I can remember I have admired him as a person but now I can truly understand and appreciate what this man has done for the Hispanic world and most importantly for being a part of this eye-opening documentary that will hopefully shift the direction the United States is headed for good.
I can't thank you enough, Jorge Ramos.