Monday, June 17, 2013

The mariachi singer is more American than his critics - CNN.com

The mariachi singer is more American than his critics - CNN.com

What does it mean to be an American anyway? Here's a quiz:
 
On one hand, you have someone who goes before a national audience and shows his love for a country where dreams come true.
 
On the other, you have an angry mob filled with hatred and racism that, cloaked in the anonymity of Twitter, spews invective at a child.
 
Now, which do you think represents what it means to be an American? Who do you want to claim? And who would you send packing?
 
As for the haters, they did what bullies usually do when someone stands up to them. They ran and hid, disabling their Twitter accounts or deleting their comments.
 
For De La Cruz, who was aware of the comments and the controversy but managed to stay above it, the call-back wasn't political but personal.
 
"To be invited back to sing the national anthem is just amazing because now I know the San Antonio Spurs like how I sing," Sebastien said. "It makes me feel like I'm doing something legendary."

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