The 2015 Latin Grammys had all the show-stopping performances, jaw-dropping wardrobes, glitz and glam like any major awards show should! But in addition to the fun and excitement, a few artists delivered an important message to viewers.
“Don’t Vote For Racists.”
Rock groups Maña and Los Tigres del Norte each urged the Latin community to get out and vote and keep racist candidates out of office.
"This is how we can use our power," said Maña vocalist Fher as the group accepted their award for pop/rock album. "We have to exercise our right to vote, and vote for those who will give more quality (of life) to Latinos, to the candidates. Use your strength, Latinos!"
Los Tigres del Norte went as far as to hold up a giant banner at the end of their performance that read “Latinos united, don’t vote for the racists,” in Spanish.
Absolutely loved Los tigres del norte's performance ???????? pic.twitter.com/UaZ8Z8mJ6l— dariana (@darcarrillo) November 20, 2015
The show was broadcast live on Univision from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and for the first time in history, reached viewers in China.
It’s no secret that the political messages from the night were in direct opposition to the blatantly racist remarks made by Donald Trump about Mexican immigrants being rapists who bring drugs into the U.S.
But of course, they also apply to the more subtle racially driven feelings and comments expressed about immigration and border control from other right-wing candidates.
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