The people who call themselves ‘immigrants’ and ‘undocumented workers’ are in fact, immigrants and undocumented workers.
If we can call them that, then they are truly our enemy.
But, when it comes to the films that they are in, I have a very different opinion of them.
They are just plain wrong.
When I see the word ‘immigrant’ I want to spit it out in disgust.
When you see a film that portrays a refugee, I want you to spit that out too.
When the person on the screen is an immigrant, I don’t think that they have the right to tell the rest of us what we should do.
We have our own values, our own culture, our individual stories.
If you want to tell me what we must do, go ahead, but if you want me to watch something about you, I will do it.
But if you are a refugee or undocumented worker and you want the film to be accurate, please don’t put yourself in a situation where you are going to be called racist, bigoted, bigots, etc. The person who makes that film needs to be held to a higher standard than you do.
And that’s all it takes.
They don’t have to be the person who is calling them racist, but they do need to know they are doing something wrong.
There are a lot of people out there who think that the only people who are called immigrants are the ones who are in detention camps or are refugees.
If they were the ones in the camps, we would be here talking about them.
We are talking about the people who come to the US illegally to work, pay taxes, go to school, and enjoy their lives.
The people we are talking to are the most important people in this country, and they deserve to be treated with respect.
If this film was made by a real immigrant, the people that make it would be talking about our brothers and sisters in China.
We would be celebrating their culture, their work, and their success.
But this film, made by the people in detention centers, is an attempt to dehumanize us.
If it had been made by someone who was actually a migrant, then I would not be speaking out against this film.
But when you see this film on a screen, you will see it’s made by people who don’t know anything about the history of this country and don’t even speak English.
I am a person of color, and the fact that I have to speak up against this movie does not make me a racist.
I think it’s wrong.
And I’m sorry.
We need to make these films that will help people understand that people of color are still here.
They still have our backs.
We can’t afford to let these films be taken away from us.