Clinton supporter, actress Eva Longoria, gave a short speech on Monday night, schooling Donald Trump on his attitude toward Mexicans. This Latina woman from Texas spoke about being an 11th generation American. "I’m from a small town in South Texas and if you know your history, Texas used to be part of Mexico. Now, I’m ninth generation American. My family never crossed a border, the border crossed us.” In other words, her family lived in what is now Texas when it was still part of Mexico. Doesn't that put a little different perspective to all the protectionism and isolationism and denigrating of our neighbors in Mexico?
Longoria then introduced Sen. Corey Booker, pointing out the Democratic diversity: a Latina woman from Texas introducing the first black senator from New Jersey, to speak on behalf of the first woman for president. We could add: "who will be replacing the first black president." And the person who introduced Sen. Bernie Sanders Monday night was the first Muslim elected to Congress, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN). Such a difference from the sea of white faces we saw at last week's Republican convention.