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Today Remezcla posted Alejandro González Iñárritu’s acceptance speech from this weekend’s Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s fifth annual Art + Film Gala:

The Oscar-winning director also published his entire speech on Medium, if you want to read a transcript of the speech. Here is an excerpt:

Words have real power; and similar words in the past have both created and triggered enormous suffering for millions of humans beings, especially throughout the last century.

If we continue to allow these words to water seeds of hate, and spread inferior thoughts and unwholesome emotions around the world to every human being, not only will millions of Mexicans and Latin American immigrants be in danger, but immigrants around the world now suffering, will share the same dangerous fate.

There is no human being who, as a result of desiring to build a better life, should be named or declared Illegal, and be dispossessed or considered disposable.

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