Lin-Manuel Miranda is Puerto Rican, a US citizen, and a celebrity. Over the past few weeks, he filled all three roles with great vision and responsibility…and set an example for every other Puerto Rican “celebrity.”
With a New York Times editorial, a Washington press conference, and a recent TV appearance, Miranda used his media access to focus attention on the fiscal crisis in Puerto Rico. You can view all three of them here…
Miranda published this editorial in the Times:
He spoke in this press conference in our nation’s capital:
He performed on this segment of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:
Why haven’t other Puerto Rican “celebrities” stepped up to the plate? Are they too busy with Star Wars movies; or concert tours; or selling shampoo in San Juan?
A special “thank you” goes out to Lin-Manuel Miranda.
To all the other “celebrities” we send a simple question: do you care about Puerto Rico and its people, or only about Puerto Rican dollars and adulation?
For a history of the War Against All Puerto Ricans, read the book…
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