As of late, I’ve been getting some attention online because of an essay I wrote for Zocalo Public Square. I got published on Dec. 5/6 and since it went viral on facebook and twitter, I’ve been getting emails and messages from other undocumented individuals whose life mirrors mine and from supporters to keep up the good work and that they enjoyed reading the essay. I was also fortunate enough to have an old high school friend connect with me again after reading the article, that’s how far it got. Secretly though, I was kinda hoping that some of the xenophobes and nativist that troll blogs to leave negative comments would spit their vile, but no luck yet. But someone did leave this comment, which I think is the best one thus far because of what it means, “I am a white republican american citizen and after reading your article I do look at the situation differently. You have put a personal story to the DREAM ACT and made me reconsider my position.”
Now thanks to fellow blogger, journalist, writer, Xipster Daniel Hernandez, I’m getting more attention via the L.A. Times World blog. No one has posted anything vile yet, but there’s a few snarky comments per the L.A. Times comment editing policy. I think I’ve posted like five different comments on the article and only the one about me telling people to follow me on twitter got through. Not only that, but my other gripe is the Times calling me an “illegal student.” That doesn’t make any sense !!!! How or what is an “illegal student???” If I was an illegal student I wouldn’t even be in school. I don’t go to school under a false alias or ss #, I pay my fees and earn my grades just like everyone else. Anyway, the L.A. Times knows about me, editors follow this blog for story ideas but yet, they won’t offer me a freelance job, internship or something. I got a scholarship from them earlier this year, so what’s the problem ? And neither story credited Ernesto for his art work either. They could have just simply emailed or tweeted me on who did that awesome graphic of me and my bigotes. Any who, that’s all for now. Ohhh and keep making phone calls for the DREAM Act, it come up for a vote tomorrow (this Sat) and we need all the help we can get to make this happen.