When accepting the Hispanic Heritage Literature award, Junot Diaz’s speech eloquently expressed the truth about immigrant struggle, and the real basis for anti-immigrant political rhetoric:

“We survived the hate—the hate that never seems to die—that hate that pretends to be patriotism, that pretends to be security, that pretends to be leadership, the hate that won’t listen to reason, to morality, to compassion.”
Watch the video to see the full speech.