Twitter Goes Crazy After Mexican American Boy Sings National Anthem

We're not sure why we're so surprised. Racism is alive and well, and Twitter's newest victim is 11-year-old Sebastien de la Cruz. Last night in San Antonio, de la Cruz sang the national anthem before Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Heat and the Spurs. de la Cruz, also known as "El Charro de Oro," gained notoriety as a contestant on NBC's America's Got Talent. As he began singing, Twitter went crazy, with people posting anti-Latino sentiments toward the young boy.

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