Proclamation not empathy

To an uneducated American, with little to no knowledge of Día de Los Muertos celebrations, President Donald Trump’s proclamation recognizing Nov. 1st as “National Day of Remembrance for Americans Killed by Illegal Aliens” appeared empathetic and a just move. To Mexican Americans, and some Central Americans, this was disrespectful and equivalent to a slap in the face. All Saints’ Day, celebrated on Nov. 1 and continued on Nov. 2nd with Día de Los Muertos, are very important holidays predominately celebrated by Mexicans.

November 9, 2020
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