On the inaugural stage, singer Jennifer Lopez sang “This Land Is Your Land”. She then broke in in Spanish saying: “Una nacíon bajo Dios con libertad y justicia para todos”. A nation under God, with freedom and justice for all. The daughter of Puerto Rican parents, Lopez’s presence at the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris is a game-changer.
Throughout his career, Lopez has blazed a trail for Latinxes across the world. In her acting and singing career, Lopez created a space for others to follow in her footsteps and gave young Latin girls a role model they could admire and strive to be like. Under the previous administration, when Latinxs and Hispanics were alternately called “bad hombres”, vilified and locked in border cages, a Latinx woman calling for justice for all in Spanish speaks volumes.
The new tone, coupled with President Biden’s pledge to reunite separated children at the border with their parents, is a welcome change.
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Just minutes after Vice President Kamala Harris became the first woman and person of color to hold the post, Lopez’s presence on stage has already shown that diversity will be an important cornerstone of the Biden administration.
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