On this episode of "Texas Matters," Texas Public Radio contributor Yvette Benavides talks to Jorge Ramos, the lead news anchor for the Spanish-language network Univision.
Ramos has won numerous awards for excellence in journalism, including a Cabot Prize and has been named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential people in the world.
On July 25, 2015, presidential candidate Donald Trump held a press conference in Dubuque, Iowa, and Ramos attempted to ask a question.
TRUMP: Excuse me. Sit down. You weren't called. Sit down. Sit down.
RAMOS: I have the right to ask a question.
TRUMP: Go back to Univision.
Ramos was thrown out of the press conference but was eventually allowed back in and then engaged in a heated exchange with Trump about the candidate’s proposed immigration policies.
This clash led Ramos to produce a documentary called “Hate Rising“ that explores the rise in racist hate speech and violence since the launch of the Trump campaign. And he’s recently written a memoir called “Stranger: The Challenge of a Latino Immigrant In the Trump Era.”