‘Easier as a Latino?’ Actually… Rosie Perez says your policies suck Mitt.

Rosie Perez offers some real talk on an old Romney ‘gaffe’ from all those way back news cycles in September. You remember, the one where Romney says “But he [my father] was born in Mexico. Had he’d been born of Mexican parents, I’d have a better shot at winning this thing.  And I say that jokingly but it would be helpful to be Latino.”  Yeah. Rosie hadn’t forgotten. Neither should we.

I mean, dude, seriously. She’s right. You really didn’t have to go ‘full John Boehner with the spray tan.’ We all noticed. We really did.

SYREETA MCFADDEN is a Brooklyn based writer, photographer and adjunct professor of English. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Guardian, BuzzFeed, The Huffington Post, Religion Dispatches and Storyscape Journal. She is the managing editor of the online literary magazine, Union Station, and a co-curator of Poets in Unexpected Places. You can follow her on Twitter @reetamac.

Syreeta McFadden is a contributing opinion writer for The Guardian US and an editor of Union Station Magazine.

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