Trump's stereotypes toward immigration sparks controversy

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By Katrice Perkins

It’s easy for people to say things that can get them in trouble with the public. The problem is, when you’re a celebrity or someone who’s in the public eye, most of your personal beliefs should be kept to yourself because they have a much higher chance of being misconstrued. 

Yes, you have the right to say what you feel, but if you want to live a life as normal as possible, you should keep some things personal.

Donald Trump has learned this the hard way. He’s known to say some crazy things, but his recent comment about immigration cost him a lot more than a loss of fans. 

He said, “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” 

Adding that some Mexicans are good people made it seem as if he was just including something to defend the “Mexicans” that he may know.

When companies like Univision, Macy’s and NBC cut ties with you, it must be really serious. Trump’s really taking a hit financially.

Trump is an interesting competitor. He doesn’t seem to care about the consequences of what he says.

I think it’s very unfortunate that people actually think like this. Besides Trump, there are everyday people who have the same views.

I actually have more respect for people like Trump, who are honest about their opinion. Although I totally disagree, I think it’s better to address the way people of color are viewed.

Mexicans aren’t the only type of Hispanic people. They aren’t the only people who commit crimes. It’s unfair to stereotype them that way.

I don’t see an apology coming from Trump. Giving an apology would be him admitting that he was wrong, but realistically, he doesn’t see anything that he said as being wrong because if he did, he wouldn’t have said it in the first place. 

kperki4@dailyillini.com