How Buying Beans Became a Political Statement

The boycott and counter-boycott of Goya comes as the major political parties seek to energize Hispanic support ahead of the 2020 election.

How Buying Beans Became a Political Statement – The New York Times

A desperate move to grab some votes from unsuspecting Hispanic voters, which Trump has publicly insulted time and time again. Hispanic voters, due to the kinds of jobs they are left with to do during the pandemic, have been unusually hit with CORONAVIRUS infections. And now, a dim witted attempt to buy their votes with beans, from a company whose owner would like to join the white ruling elite.

“El boicot y el contra boicot a Goya se producen cuando los principales partidos políticos buscan dinamizar el apoyo hispano antes de las elecciones de 2020”. (NYTimes 7.19.20)

Un movimiento desesperado para obtener algunos votos de los votantes hispanos desprevenidos, a los que Trump ha insultado públicamente una y otra vez. Los votantes hispanos, debido al tipo de trabajos que les queda por hacer durante la pandemia, han sido inusualmente afectados por las infecciones de CORONAVIRUS. Y ahora, un intento tonto de comprar sus votos con frijoles, de una compañía cuyo propietario quisiera unirse a la élite gobernante blanca.

Published by nelsongon

I love media and communication, as well as digital technology. I write in Spanish and English, fluent in both languages: speak, read, write, comprehend. I was born in New York, but was sent to Puerto Rico at an early age, where I lived until drafted by the U.S. army. Upon returning from an honorable discharge, I found Puerto Rico small and limited at the time. I moved to Boston where I pursued musical studies and later worked as a musician, teacher, and speech-pathologist in New York. I studied music at Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, and Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at various New York City colleges, including New York University, New York City, New York. I played professionally in Puerto Rico, prior to entering Berklee College of Music, and after finishing studies there I played in the 80’s bass guitar briefly, with various latin bands, including the Machito Big Band Orchestra in 1982. I was part of their recording that year. Once I saw the transitory nature of music, I studied speech-pathology and worked in that function after teaching middle-school and elementary grades in the New York City Board/Department of Education. In that capacity, I also worked for the New York City Department of Health as an independent contractor providing therapy and evaluations for pre-school and school-age children. I later worked in the high school setting in that capacity before I retired from the Department of Education. I am now retired and with my spare time, I pursue old, and new dreams, as age is a reminder of the evanescence and impermanence of life.

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