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“Abuela” Clinton’s Failed Attempt To Relate To The Latino Community

- January 17, 2016

Clinton's Attempt To Relate Herself To Hispanic Grandmothers "AKA Abuelas" Received Instant Backlash And A Trending Hashtag: #NotMyAbuela

Hillary For America Social Media Post: "7 Things Hillary Clinton Has In Common With Your Abuela" (Paola Luisi, "7 Things Hillary Clinton Has In Common With Your Abuela," Hillary Clinton For America Website, 12/21/15)

The Clinton Campaign Released An Article To Connect With Latino Voters Relating Clinton To Their Grandmother. "After Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton's campaign released a list aimed at impressing Hispanic voters - '7 ways Hillary Clinton is just like your abuela' - Twitter fought back, listing all the reasons she's #NotMyAbuela." (Jane Timm, "Clinton's 'Abuela' Pitch to Latinos Prompts Twitter Backlash," NBC News, 12/23/15)

Critics Saw It As "A Tone-Deaf Move To Pander To A Powerful But Marginalized Bloc Of Voters." "Her critics were not impressed. Soon, the hashtag #NotMyAbuela was circulating as a critique of what some saw as a tone-deaf move to pander to a powerful but marginalized bloc of voters. Her critics pointed out that Mrs. Clinton did not grow up poor like their relatives, and was not separated from loved ones by country borders. Others just made their points with the magic of memes." (Katie Rogers, "Hillary Clinton Is 'Not My Abuela,' Critics Say," The New York Times, 12/23/15)

The Hashtag #NotMyAbuela Began To Circulate The Internet Calling Out The Sufferings Clinton Did Not Have To Endure Like A Hispanic Woman. "Her critics were not impressed. Soon, the hashtag #NotMyAbuela was circulating as a critique of what some saw as a tone-deaf move to pander to a powerful but marginalized bloc of voters. Her critics pointed out that Mrs. Clinton did not grow up poor like their relatives, and was not separated from loved ones by country borders. Others just made their points with the magic of memes." (Katie Rogers, "Hillary Clinton Is 'Not My Abuela,' Critics Say," The New York Times, 12/23/15)

"'Not My Abuela': Twitter Explodes In Outrage Over Hillary Clinton's 'Hispandering,'" (Ben Norton, "'Not My Abuela': Twitter Explodes In Outrage Over Hillary Clinton's 'Hispandering,'"Salon, 12/23/15)

Hispanic Radio Host, Vanessa Oden: " Latinos aren't one size fits all. It takes more than a few Spanish words & cute pictures to get the Latino vote. #hillaryabuela #NotMyAbuela" (Vanessa Oden, Twitter Feed, 12/22/15)


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