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Friday, June 14, 2013
SEBASTIAN DE LA CRUZ "EL CHARRO DE ORO" TRIUMPHS OVER RACIST VENOM
Sebastian De La Cruz Cheered On By Obama
By Tony Franco
Eleven-year-old singerSebastian de la Cruz who brushed off racist comments and venom on Twitter earlier this week, returned to the stageThursday night to perform the National Anthem before game four of the NBA finals, with many stars and full crowd cheering him on.
After being introduced by San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, De La Cruz gave a splendid performance singing out the nation’s National Anthem once again, drawing cheers and applause by the supporting crowd several times , specially when his voice hit peak intensity.
De la Cruz first made headlines Tuesday night, after Twitter users lashed out at him, saying a “Mexican” shouldn’t perform the National Anthem and other racist comments. The young performer expressed himself with class and dignity saying that his parents taught him not to judge people by their color or how they look, but by what´s inside. Sebastian De La Cruz also showed excellent self-esteem showing a lot of self confidence as he spoke about the racist venom shown on Twitter after his performance. Something that actually helped this great young artist, who has won many singing contests across the nation, and has appeared in several television shows, to gain more publicity and receive overwhelming support, even by our President Barack Obama!
But the haters didn’t rule the day. A larger flood of support for the young musician overwhelmed the racist assumption that brown people with Spanish names don’t count as American. The classy San Antonio-native shut them down, pointing out during a televised appearance and on Twitter that he’s just as American as everyone else and a great performer. (Huffington Post)
De La Cruz received support from President Barack Obama and actress/political activist Eva Longoria, among many other celebrities and NBA Players.