Tucker Stops Univision Host, Points Out 'Racist' Protesters Same Race as Caravan


Decades from now, historians may look back and declare that 2018 was the year the word “racist” lost all meaning.

It used to be that the ugly word had a specific definition. If someone believes that people are inferior based only on their race, well, he or she is a racist.

That doesn’t, however, mean that any and every issue involving somebody with dark skin is automatically racist. If a news report mentions that police are looking for a black suspect, for example, that isn’t racism — it’s a useful, factual description of the person.

This distinction seems to be entirely lost on the left, which has taken to labeling anybody it disagrees with as “racist” — including Mexicans. The reason? They’re starting to speak out against unrestricted migrant caravans.

Over the last several days, residents of Tijuana, Mexico, have been protesting against thousands of border crossers who clashed with police and surged into Mexico. Many Mexicans feel that Central American aliens are taking advantage of their country, which has its own problems right now.

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In response, left-leaning news outlets within Mexico started labeling their actions as “racism.” Frontera, for instance, declared that Tijuana residents upset with their city being overrun were “racista,” despite the fact that, er, the people on both sides of the issue are Hispanics.

On Monday, a liberal commentator from the Spanish-language news channel Univision made a similar claim — but he was immediately shut down by Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

“We just saw a group of Mexican citizens in Tijuana, saying basically the same things that President Trump says, almost to the word, endorsing Trump,” Carlson pointed out. “Are they white supremacists?”

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“Intolerance, hate and even racism flow freely across borders,” Univision journalist Enrique Acevedo responded.

That response was so bizarre that Carlson stopped the interview to draw attention to it.

“You just said that they’re racist, but they’re Latino. Spanish-speaking Latinos. Attacking other Spanish-speaking Latinos. So where’s the racism?”

“Yes, racism exists in Mexico toward Central Americans,” Acevedo replied, confirming that he has no idea what the words “race” or “racism” mean.

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There you have it: The word “racist” can now be used against anyone for any reason. Hispanics have a problem with other Hispanics, so they clearly they’re racist. Stop asking questions.

In a way, it’s actually refreshing that these absurd claims of “racism against one’s own race” are coming out. When even Mexicans are called names by the left for being concerned about their country, the only conclusion is that “racist” has lost all meaning as a serious term.

Ironically, liberals are now demonstrating exactly why Donald Trump won in 2016. You can only call people insulting names for so long before they’ve had enough.

Countless Americans were fed up with being called “racist” and “deplorable” for talking about important issues. Like the boy who cried wolf, the left created an environment of resentment by smearing good people with ugly labels one too many times.

Now the same thing is now happening in Mexico, of all places. When our southern neighbors literally chant “Trump was right” in the streets of Tijuana, thank the left. Their endless “racist” attacks on anyone with an opinion destroyed that word, just as patriotic Mexicans are now destroying the entire liberal narrative.

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Benjamin Arie is an independent journalist and writer. He has personally covered everything ranging from local crime to the U.S. president as a reporter in Michigan before focusing on national politics. Ben frequently travels to Latin America and has spent years living in Mexico.