Eva Longoria Champions Latina Voters, Activates Outrage Over Her 'Anti-Blackness'

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These days, it’s hard to talk about race without running afoul of the rules.

Case in point: On Sunday night, actress and devoted Democrat Eva Longoria hoofed it into hot water as she elevated her own ethnicity.

More than that, she did it — blatantly — above another bunch.

Hence, her anti- antics were decried.

As observed by The Daily Wire, Eva guested on MSNBC, during which host Ari Melber asked about Decision 2020’s demographics:

“[W]hat you just walked us through, the huge margins I walked through in the last segment, the power of young voters and particularly the diverse coalition and really the people of color — and specifically women of color — putting Joe Biden over the top and what that means. … [D]oes the Democratic Party understand why it’s back in power?”

Longoria launched with love for Latinas:

“[I] think you’re bringing up a good point. I think campaign financing needs to be looked at. I think the way in which we campaign. There were so many false ads in Florida in Spanish. Spanish wasn’t regulated the same as in English, and so I do think we need to take a look at that. Again, our work is just beginning.”

She tread where only the brave dare drag their toes:

“But I want to talk about what you just said about the women — the women, of color, showed up in big ways. “

Trigger Warning…

“[Y]ou saw in Georgia what black women have done, but Latina women were the real heroines here, beating men in turnout in every state, voting for Biden-Harris at an average rate close to 3:1. And that wasn’t surprising to us.”

The preferential praise persisted:

“Latinas are the CEOs of the households; they make all the financial decisions and health care decisions and educational decisions. Many Latinas are small business owners, and they wanted a plan for recovery for themselves, not for Wall Street, and so Trump’s policies were never aimed at the struggling Latina community.”

Were people required to drive 30 miles to vote? Reportedly, yes:

“You know, if you look at voter suppression on top of that, how Latinas showed up even through the closing of polling places and the shutting down of drop-off sites and new voter ID laws and long lines and driving 30 miles, and all that and on top of that, restrictions in safety protocols of a pandemic. That spirit and perseverance that Latinas use in their daily life — the struggle to pay their bills and the struggle to show up to their jobs and homeschool their kids and take care of their elders — that’s the same perseverance and spirit they used to show up to the polls.”

Twitter was unimpressed — the Desperate Housewives star was accused of “hate” toward black women.

It seems she’s envious of attagirls:

“Many of these white Latinas HATE to see Black women getting any kind of shine. #smh”

That post, incidentally, came courtesy of the self-identified “world’s #1 Race Baiter.” According to Tariq, he “bait(s) racists and expose(s) them.”

But the fastidious fisherman was far from the only pole-holder casting a line.

And aspersions:

“@EvaLongoria should be ashamed of herself. She just steam rolled Black women to elevate Latinas who DID NOT clinch this election. Look at the numbers. The [non-white women] narrative is trash. Black women organized across the country to increase turnout, register and forcibly end the Trump Admin. And it wasn’t solely Abrams in Georgia. It was countless Black women in MI, WI, PA. Stop it. Way too many Latinas were too comfortable supporting the dictator-in-chief and now want to act like they are the “true heroines” of this election. Give me a break.”

More:

One user alleged the actress was out of her depth where intersectionality’s concerned.

In fact, purportedly, Longoria’s downright anti-black. And, if the following quotation marks are meant to suggest it, she may be one of those phony baloney non-white numbers:

“A lot of ‘people of color’ don’t have the range to talk politics & intersectionality and this proves it. Anti-Blackness is real y’all.”

It all must’ve weighed heavily on the 5’2″ fire-starter.

Therefore, she expressed extinguishing regret. Turns out she’d only meant to downgrade dudes:

“I’m so sorry and sad to hear that my comments on MSNBC could be perceived as taking credit from Black women. When I said that Latinas were heroines in this election, I simply meant that they turned out in greater numbers and voted more progressively than LATINO MEN. My wording was not clear and I deeply regret that, there is such a history in our community of anti-Blackness in our community and I would never want to contribute to that, so let me be very clear…”

The celeb certainly did an about-face — Eva asserted Dems have, for years, been held up by black women:

“Black women have long been the backbone of the Democratic Party, something we have seen played out in this election as well as previous ones. Finally, Black women don’t have to do it alone any longer. Latinas (many who identify as Afro-Latina), indigenous women, AAPI women and other women of color are standing with them so we can grow our collective voice and power. Together, w are unstoppable! Nothing but love and support for black women everywhere! You deserve a standing ovation!!!!”

Sufficient? It was for DaJuan Jonson:

Meanwhile, it’s evermore difficult to navigate our new world of No-Nos: As I covered previously, included in a recent list of racial reprehensibility was the term “legal vote.”

We’re living in sophisticated times.

Nonetheless, within the Party of the Donkey, Eva’s mea culpa will probably pass muster — the girl’s been pre-approved.

Over a year ago, she apparently subjected herself to the Democratic Smell Test:

I can only assume she passed.

-ALEX

 

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