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Founder of @DefineAmerican. Journalist, filmmaker, co-producer of @constitutionbwy, author of "Dear America." Repped by @unitedtalent and @greatertalent.

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Joined Twitter 8/23/08


“The most disrespected person in America is the black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the black wo… https://t.co/H9mVbwGqoV
Retweeted by Jose Antonio Vargas‼️ BREAKING NEWS ‼️ The secret is out! In partnership with the @LearCenter, and for the 2nd year in a row, we cond… https://t.co/gHvzQv4sm6
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9/23
2020
T-shirt courtesy of @jeepneynyc and my dear @nicoleponseca. And, yes, right behind me is a photo of #LarryItlionghttps://t.co/mR5EDkAQ9uVote. For many reasons—including the fact that undocumented folks you know (myself included) cannot vote—please do… https://t.co/JlPtLGAnVpListening––active listening––can be a revolutionary act 👇🏾 https://t.co/C0wbkNiPULI'm all about #Mexipino power! 😉 cc: @cristela9 👇🏾 https://t.co/i4QY06d9AaI love this post from @thatchicanalife on IG abt me and @joseiswriting at @chihumanities talking abt #OnceIWasYouhttps://t.co/uGzm4kWY8D
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9/22
2020
Imagine if @emergingUS—all about the emerging America where the “minorities” constitute the emerging majority—had e… https://t.co/Y5EmiOaBbMcc: @BenMullin✨🎥 LESS THAN 2 hours UNTIL #OnceIWasYou x @chihumanities w @joseiswriting! 👉🏽https://t.co/CXdYOKqkvS —TEAM MH… https://t.co/WWjBOgtSPP
Retweeted by Jose Antonio VargasHey @JimmyKimmel, that joke was not just tone-deaf; it was cruel. At a time when @ICEgov is repeatedly making the… https://t.co/XjEFsiyyzC
Retweeted by Jose Antonio Vargas“In the United States of amnesia the media you consume matters”. @joseiswriting @COETalk That hit different.… https://t.co/xn0r3KyfOA
Retweeted by Jose Antonio Vargas“I’m uncomfortable a lot,” - Jose Antonio Vargas @joseiswriting We must continue to address system wide issues with… https://t.co/zjkhCeErwN
Retweeted by Jose Antonio Vargas"If freedom can't come from the government, it must come from people." How are we determining belonging and accepta… https://t.co/AlHDZl3cJs
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9/21
2020
Thank you very much, @TacomaLibrary. Muchas gracias. Maraming salamat. https://t.co/gqpeeLF9qX @ProfCKHong @GinaApostol @LysleyTenorio @bjanepr @ninejoseph @patrickrosal @gilvarry @BinoARealuyo @DrMLovesLithttps://t.co/jDtWqyrSvuHis legacy lives on indeed. Pouring one out for you today, @jakebrewer. https://t.co/PwobXkKDig https://t.co/UC5fjKTdJo
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9/20
2020
“I don’t really know when immigration reform is going to happen.... I am now increasingly of the belief that each c… https://t.co/6ZEvTYHmd3
Retweeted by Jose Antonio VargasFive years ago, we lost @JakeBrewer, but his legacy lives on: in his daughters; in @LoriBCollins' creation of… https://t.co/2IRwTrrymSRuth Bader Ginsburg, like John Lewis, is bigger than left v. right, conservative v. progressive, Democrat v. Republ… https://t.co/SSl7v2n3iU
9/19
2020
2020 is officially the worst. Rest in Power, RBG. Power. Your power. Thank you for fighting for an America for… https://t.co/btVgb6KUiuFuck fuck fuck fuck fuck shit shit shit shit shitNevertheless, after reading her message, I thought of this quote from James Baldwin: “The world changes according… https://t.co/jtOGnCQQ8nI am grateful to the students who wrestle with the book, its layers and complexities and imperfections. I am sharin… https://t.co/HMEWPolIsOI am grateful to the professors, instructors, and educators who have deemed the book worth unpacking and teaching.Regularly I hear from students who are discovering #DearAmerica in their English classes, U.S. history courses, imm… https://t.co/qOaeUVYFRXTwo years ago today #DearAmerica was born. Unexpectedly, and most rewardingly, the book has become required reading… https://t.co/dueK93SiG0 @FreddyAnzures 🙏🏽THIS IS INCREDIBLE!!!! Congrats to the @OneWorldLit team (especially @cjaxone and @mendezberry) and deepest congra… https://t.co/iUUWQPFasZ"I’m interested in the activism that looks forward. And the ally-ship that says, ‘This is what I’m willing to risk… https://t.co/0RFxnCpLVw
Retweeted by Jose Antonio Vargas"We are seen as essential workers but we are not treated and seen as essential people." - @joseiswritinghttps://t.co/DEkbDdoKCo
Retweeted by Jose Antonio VargasTune in: @Janefonda joins #TheReidOut. https://t.co/3VOaD51wtY
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9/18
2020
Sending positive vibes to ALL teachers/professors/instructors/educators teaching American history. Your job is cru… https://t.co/UKcLNh6zYrDear political reporters, especially all the non-Black ones: Fact-checking President Trump means understanding and… https://t.co/EG1g8ArlZE“A People’s History of the United States” was my assigned US history textbook at Mountain View High School. Profe… https://t.co/1KcwNMuHnq“If you surrender to the air y… https://t.co/hyKDZeyMV5
9/17
2020
GREAT news about Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary School via @svbizjournal: https://t.co/4oW9kRtZMGHAPPENING TOMORROW: Our virtual #StrongerTogetherGala, featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, filmmak… https://t.co/zMHn1tmOBE
Retweeted by Jose Antonio VargasInsofar as THERE IS NO LINE for most undocumented immigrants to "legalize" ourselves, there is no human line that w… https://t.co/X26c1Dj0nQ
9/16
2020
Ethnic studies is American studies. Ethnic studies is American studies. Ethnic studies is American studies. Ethnic… https://t.co/BdHAIJsg4K
9/15
2020
Whistleblower: There Were Mass Hysterectomies at ICE Facility | Law & Crime https://t.co/T4vqXpmEkD
Retweeted by Jose Antonio VargasWhistleblower from ICE detention facility files complaint alleging "'jarring medical neglect' within the facility,… https://t.co/tyWXEU5FkE
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9/14
2020
When Mexico sends its people... https://t.co/Y8pHelZ2UC
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9/11
2020
Perhaps only in America can someone like Toni Morrison—one of the greatest writers in the English language, a Black… https://t.co/o8qXbMmcgIThank you, @nytimes, for this essential package https://t.co/hEwm250hlvAnd, speaking of awards, Jane Fonda has yet to be feted by Kennedy Center Honors, has yet to be given a Presidentia… https://t.co/KPeNs83P8t"Ask questions. Stay curious. It's much more important to be interested than be interesting." ––@JaneFonda accepti… https://t.co/uAqv0MsEtQThis is amazing!!! Congrats dear @AliciaMenendez 👇🏽 https://t.co/M2MkLuKtUhAmerican Heartbreak: 1619 from Langston Hughes Papers https://t.co/NGHxzkmxDi https://t.co/eLkKdTS63w
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9/10
2020
@eartsapwet Hi there, what is CommunOT?Bob Woodward hasn't always held newsworthy material for a book. In 2009, he revealed a confidential Afghanistan war… https://t.co/qF6POofoYA
Retweeted by Jose Antonio VargasIf journalism is a public trust––a trust that has consistently eroded––and Bob Woodward is an associate editor at… https://t.co/ObnSWwbwW2If you haven't watched Lingua Franca, it is now to streaming on @netflix. We highly recommend it! Check out the thr… https://t.co/z2xnsGf5cI
Retweeted by Jose Antonio VargasOk, used an app to turn off the iPhone color correction. Here’s what it really looks like out there in San Francisc… https://t.co/90Zb4p01WU
Retweeted by Jose Antonio Vargas“Diversity” is not a slice of the pie—it’s the whole pan. This is incredible and a necessary change. 👇🏽 https://t.co/OIwzlKhn8s @nader_ghaffari @FortuneMagazine @DefineAmerican You are absolutely right and thank you.If we didn’t live in a racist, colorist society, Braxton Family Values would be more popular than KUWTK. The earl… https://t.co/mgwcvK5C0gIf you live in the SF Bay Area, you must subscribe and support @sfchronicle, which is doing a really great job upda… https://t.co/hCGzjbBzXv @JasVelazco 😍
9/9
2020
@larastapleton @Northeastern @DefineAmerican Salamat dear LaraMy book #DearAmerica was required reading for incoming undergraduates at @Northeastern! #FirstPageshttps://t.co/pnNNPcJWUOHow I'm surviving the pandemic as an undocumented entrepreneur (and, yes, there is such a thing):… https://t.co/VaX5GhC1CzTHIS IS A MUST READ. Please read and share, from the incredible @JiayangFan: https://t.co/RQcJrRu0nCLatinos make up just 16% of Marin’s population yet account for nearly 75% of the county’s coronavirus cases — a sta… https://t.co/qgSEM60oGE
Retweeted by Jose Antonio Vargas @serenitynowokay @LatteThunder @dj_diabeatic Because I look Asian and people say that I don’t “look like a Jose” @WuqufiQalbi Much too kind. 😉If I made a dollar every time someone asks or doubts or looks confused when I say my name is Jose... It’s called Spanish Colonialism.
9/8
2020
#LaborDay #ImmigrantsAreMorethanWorkers @DefineAmerican https://t.co/cZ84hbwMsABe like water. Lake water. https://t.co/Qa3uK8QZHdSusan Sontag https://t.co/c1vDhdE0qh
9/7
2020
Three questions to ask yourself about US citizenship. Great points by @joseiswriting! https://t.co/Q4Y60MM1No
Retweeted by Jose Antonio VargasThree years ago Trump tried to end DACA. He failed in the courts, but Dreamers still face uncertainty today. On d… https://t.co/gVhMbuHHqe
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9/6
2020
Filipino American immigration activist and journalist Jose Antonio Vargas (@joseiswriting) and Filipina-Australian… https://t.co/1mLH5jBLIK
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9/5
2020
😍 https://t.co/wgr4nKLzcyWhat an amazing testament and an incredible body of work. We don't celebrate editors as much as we should. Thank yo… https://t.co/1YS0CaPh2cEvery day is Beyoncé's birthday in my home. And since we were born in the same year (1981), welcome to the 39-year-old club, Queen B. @areynarivarola @brebesita That means a whole lot coming from you, Alonso. Thank you. Salamat. @pulte Started to think through what has turned to be the defining decision of my life: Either self-deport and go… https://t.co/N8PCbEC8Re"Love liberates." ––@DrMayaAngelou
9/4
2020
One of the most important pieces of journalism all year -- @KyungLahCNN with the stories of those being evicted and… https://t.co/o3smTCpXb5
Retweeted by Jose Antonio Vargas.@JackieMejia, hi, did you write this? https://t.co/6YiMxjUSSg @sgpombe @SFSU @aliciagarza 😍Me and ⁦@joseiswriting⁩ just now for the ⁦@chihumanities⁩ and he made me cry twice but that’s ok cuz he’s my herman… https://t.co/C2cJOwqGN6
Retweeted by Jose Antonio VargasNEW EPISODE: #PodForTheCause is all about the #census this week! @Cristela9 joins us to talk about the power the ce… https://t.co/f9BpPB7Hrl
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9/3
2020
@SmoothJazz0204 @tonibraxton @NatalieCole @itstonybennett Extra extra extra special.Dear @itstonybennett: I interviewed you about 15 years ago when you were honored at the Kennedy Center. See… https://t.co/LbHjPlI9lC @tonibraxton And may I please please please help produce it???Dear @tonibraxton: When will you record a jazz album? Think Natalie Cole's Unforgettable meets Diana Krall's When… https://t.co/Ga9lyAMQ6cCongratulations to our founder, @joseiswriting on this huge honor. Check out his feature below: https://t.co/L8Ny2Phc7p
Retweeted by Jose Antonio Vargas @IllegalEnglish Salamat! 😉 @MichaelSkolnik @DefineAmerican @FortuneMagazine thank you, brother. and: BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY! #40sarethenew30s @kimmythepooh @DefineAmerican @FortuneMagazine my nephew hooked me up 😉and, hello there, Sarah Sanders...As an undocumented entrepreneur, and the founder of @DefineAmerican, I'm honored to be included in @FortuneMagazinehttps://t.co/RjPlccO9Hc
9/2
2020
Today is the day! My new novel with @AbbySher is officially out in the world! #SanctuaryBook tells the fictional… https://t.co/zzqttpYWN0
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9/1
2020
Think outside yourself. Walk outside. Look outside. Remember that you are not alone—never, ever, ever. You are lov… https://t.co/r6PD8HjOIi
8/31
2020
When there are times in our communities that is filled with divide, sorrow, & hate. I go to ⁦⁦@joseiswriting⁩ book,… https://t.co/u467dNGwhA
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8/30
2020
You must—must—read @Isabelwilkerson’s “Caste.” #OprahsBookClub https://t.co/FqtBimSW33Can 2020 just end now? Can we start all over? This is just all too much.Omg what. Chadwick Boseman’s virtuosity is for the ages. The. Ages. Rest in power, sir.
8/29
2020

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