Young Girls Express Their Feeling Towards Donald Trump with #HispanicGirlsUnited
I had the opportunity to speak at a local summer camp host by Latinitas on Wednesday. This week, the summer camp focuses on Multimedia activities and how they can use it to express their thoughts. An activity that I planned for them to express themselves focused on what they would want Donald Trump to know about Hispanic girls.
The girls attending the Latinitas summer camp range from ages 9 to 14-years-old. I was surprised that many of these young girls already knew the situation about Donald Trump’s racist remarks. They were bothered about the idea of this man looking down at who they are, so they were more than willing to share a special message for the potential presidential candidate.
This activity was inspired by the movement started on Twitter, #HispanicGirlsUnited which focused on young women sharing their thoughts about what makes them a unique individual. #LatinaGirlsUnited was also created out of this original hashtag, but they both show just how many young women on social media are proud of their heritage. Most of the tweets share experiences where they have been stereotyped, just like Trump is stereotyping a whole group of people.
I am proud of the group of girls who were more than happy to share their thoughts on Trump. As you can see from their quote bubbles, these local girls are contributing to the future of strong women speaking up against discrimination.