Americanos: Ron Martinez, Mexico

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Personal responsibility and hard work are part of every story of achieving the American Dream. Ron Martinez, a former senior executive at Bank of America, shares how these values contributed to his success as a Latino in America.
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jm gee
jm gee 15 өдрийн өмнө
After the Corps, I moved to Lompoc in the late 90s. I lived there for a few years before moving to Santa Maria. I miss those small sleepy little towns. I'm sure S.M. has grown but one thing remains true - those strawberries! The scent of those berries could be smelled for miles away on the highway. Unfortunately, there are times of the year when you can only smell the cabbage lol. Next door was the town of Guadalupe where they filmed G.I. JANE. and man I tell you what, that was the talk of the town. I don't think anything that interesting has ever happened in Guadalupe since they made that movie 😂🤣😅
cornerstone contracting service
cornerstone contracting service 18 өдрийн өмнө
Thanks for this makes more sense , and thanks for speaking up .
miguelito antonio
miguelito antonio 20 өдрийн өмнө
You dont even need a college education to succeed. You just have to be willing to move to a different state to find a good job and low cost of living .
Front Desk Staff
Front Desk Staff 21 өдрийн өмнө
This is the result of having a quality father.
Tino Martinez
Tino Martinez Сарын өмнө
Thank You Ron Martinez, truly inspirational 👍🏼💪🏼🇺🇸
Koda Bear
Koda Bear Сарын өмнө
I'll say this loud for those in the back Working and making money for a company does not define your worth. How you treat and help your fellow man does. God when you go to heaven isn't going to ask did you slave 80 hours every week for someone else he is going to ask how did you treat your fellow man. No job or how much you work defines you quit spreading that lie.
Vento ####
Vento #### Сарын өмнө
The reason why Mexico is in the state it is. Is because the people who understand what the american dream is about, and are willing to work hard, go to the United States and create wealth there. If Mexico is to fully develop then it needs more people who want the american dream to stay in Mexico and bring that dream to Mexico, it needs less people believing in "socialist" near communistic ideas and more people learning real skills.
Aysha Gonzalez
Aysha Gonzalez 3 сарын өмнө
It’s because he’s white passing, legal and he’s white washed he can’t even pronounce Michoacán right 🙄
Vento ####
Vento #### Сарын өмнө
Will you ever stop playing the victim game?
EyeLean5280
EyeLean5280 3 сарын өмнө
If your teacher has assigned this, it's important to understand that Prager U isn't a learning institution but a conservative propaganda outlet. By all means, watch to learn about your teacher's biases, but then go hear from the other side, as well. Philosophy Tube, Contrapoints and Big Joel are good places to start. In fact, Big Joel has a couple of videos about the problems, both humorous and serious, with Prager U.
Vento ####
Vento #### Сарын өмнө
Big Joel is a complete lefty and never talks from a neutral or centrist perspective, might as well watch CNN.
PATRIOT 1776
PATRIOT 1776 3 сарын өмнө
Please do a vid with Pastor Raul Ries of Calvary Chapel Golden Springs Diamond Bar CA; Pastor Pancho Juarez of The Ark in Montebello CA; Pastor David Rosales of Calvary Chapel Chino Valley CA; & Pastor Samuel Rodriguez. The first 3 Pastors served in the U.S. Military. Thanks & God bless.
Jim K
Jim K 3 сарын өмнө
Thank you
Meka Philly
Meka Philly 3 сарын өмнө
What an amazing story! Thank you for sharing. My heart loves hearing these accounts.
Arielle JS A
Arielle JS A 3 сарын өмнө
You're awesome & an inspiration! Hispanics do seem to be getting hip to Trump wanting ALL Americans to succeed & striving to realize the American Dream & it fills me with hope. Go for it whoever u are; you're AMERICANS & u can do it!!
Luis Ruiz
Luis Ruiz 3 сарын өмнө
Amen my brother.
Amneris Palacios
Amneris Palacios 3 сарын өмнө
Well this video brought me to tears!!!!
Sean Baggett
Sean Baggett 3 сарын өмнө
This story has nothing to do with race. EVERYONE should take from this story. Hard work is a burden to people with weak minds.
At Zero
At Zero 3 сарын өмнө
Son of Legal immigrants and also Native American... We Vote Freedom.. 100% American..
Ruma Perez
Ruma Perez 4 сарын өмнө
Amen!!!!
Zbynek Kolacek
Zbynek Kolacek 4 сарын өмнө
Latinos are blessing for 🇺🇸👍!
John N
John N 4 сарын өмнө
I love this! More of it please!
Frank Martinez
Frank Martinez 4 сарын өмнө
I was working in shepherdsville Kentucky and tried opening business. The people used police or political issues not to be paid. They were dishonest. Well, my asian business friends told me , we already been there. Downey California
David lucero
David lucero 4 сарын өмнө
I felt this to my soul !
Jose Vazquez
Jose Vazquez 4 сарын өмнө
Love the part dad and porch story.
Miguel.Ledesma Ledesma
Miguel.Ledesma Ledesma 4 сарын өмнө
I am a Blacktino of Dominican immigrants.And I too love stories like this!!!!
Luis T. Puig
Luis T. Puig 4 сарын өмнө
Here is our story, in my case, from communism to American Submarine Force veteran. mnpost.info/zone/jeCagM_EndCngpw/video
yas beech
yas beech 4 сарын өмнө
THIS IS A PROPAGANDA SITE. ITS NOT A UNIVERSITY. ITS RUN BY CONSERVATIVES AND NOT A CREDIBLE SOURCE OF UNBIASED INFORMATION.
109gnm
109gnm 4 сарын өмнө
Great video! People should listen to this.
Matt Cairns
Matt Cairns 4 сарын өмнө
No disrespect to this gentleman, but I'm pretty sure the "American Dream" is shared by people of nearly EVERY country. There's nothing uniquely American about wanting to succeed. Hell, we don't even supply the freedoms of other places in order to achieve any dreams. Look up places like Hong Kong. I get it, "The Hong Kong Dream" doesn't have the same ring.
Keith
Keith 4 сарын өмнө
Dave Rubin is without a doubt the most intelligent person ever.
Doug Sherman
Doug Sherman 4 сарын өмнө
A human message. Thank you.
socshooter
socshooter 4 сарын өмнө
As a Hispanic and Business owner I endorse this message.
TonyS
TonyS 4 сарын өмнө
Good stuff. The bottom line is don’t be a “ flojo”. The American dream is here for the taking. All hard working immigrants and Americans, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or gender are going to blow right by all the “flojos” listening to Bernie, Waters, Warren and AOC and will be able to buy their Porsche one day. Don’t be weak, don’t drink the Kool-aid.
ronhamm
ronhamm 4 сарын өмнө
Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right.
richard hare
richard hare 4 сарын өмнө
This should a motivation for all people this is stuff that my Dad would say to us kids and others
Adam Mohammed
Adam Mohammed 4 сарын өмнө
Well said. I really would like that to be envisioned once more to make the world a safer and more organized place.
Marisol Brunk
Marisol Brunk 4 сарын өмнө
AWESOME VIDEO‼️ 👏🏻🇺🇸👏🏻🇺🇸👏🏻 THANK YOU PRAGERU 💯‼️
Claudia Octavia
Claudia Octavia 4 сарын өмнө
Correction, just American. no such thing as black American, Latino American white American.. just American. We have a beautiful flag to unite under that represents our united states. . Lets start celebrating our unity. It's great to be proud of your heritage, but the celebration of diversity and differences should never be granted more importance than that of unity and harmony.
MsPoshlife
MsPoshlife 4 сарын өмнө
Trump 2020
kingofswing3000
kingofswing3000 4 сарын өмнө
Hard work and no excuses pays off.
MillerMeteor74
MillerMeteor74 4 сарын өмнө
This is good. I really like this guy. He's a true American.
Preston Martinez
Preston Martinez 4 сарын өмнө
A great message and I can relate there were no barriers in my way except the ones I put in front of me. It's all about choices and hard work!
s1r cool
s1r cool 4 сарын өмнө
🇲🇽🇺🇸
Diego Gonsalvo
Diego Gonsalvo 4 сарын өмнө
It frustrates me when people say they can't achieve something because of their race. There are laws against that. And companies/universities will bend over backwards to get their diversity up.
Freedom Loving Loyalist
Freedom Loving Loyalist 4 сарын өмнө
This Prager U Bommer anthropology is getting really old.
dberker
dberker 4 сарын өмнө
I love that he dreamed of giving a Porsche instead of owning a Porsche. That's an amazing blessing to have that perspective. Truly a gift from God.
Dukes and Daughters
Dukes and Daughters 4 сарын өмнө
Incredible! 💓🇺🇸
Supernautiloid
Supernautiloid 4 сарын өмнө
“They call it the American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe it.” - George Carlin
Jean Bean
Jean Bean 4 сарын өмнө
Pardon me for being off topic but he is SO HANDSOME!
Roger Jay
Roger Jay 4 сарын өмнө
Super story-very inspiring! Note that you mispelled excelencia on one screen. You omitted the c.
John Freeman
John Freeman 4 сарын өмнө
We need a pandemic of This man's attitude. God bless your heart Ron.
TheRadioAteMyTV
TheRadioAteMyTV 4 сарын өмнө
Wow, a big wig at Bank of America, yeah, not a good thing at all. Ewwwww, in fact.
Stacey C
Stacey C 4 сарын өмнө
What a beautiful, inspiring story! Proof that hard work and determination pays off!
flawedsociety
flawedsociety 4 сарын өмнө
Whoa, my grandfather was from Michoacán as well and my last name is Martinez too. We could be related.
flawedsociety
flawedsociety 2 сарын өмнө
@Dani M Yeah, it's the Smith of Hispanic names. lol.
Dani M
Dani M 2 сарын өмнө
Lol half of all Michoacános probably have that last name.
Tara Elmegreen
Tara Elmegreen 4 сарын өмнө
Fantastic! What a great story!!!
Saavifam
Saavifam 4 сарын өмнө
Proud to be a Hispanic American. Never use your Hispanic last name as an excuse.
rastaewabeach
rastaewabeach 4 сарын өмнө
He’s not Latino. Joe Biden
Otto Burgess
Otto Burgess 4 сарын өмнө
Great Americans!
A 2max
A 2max 4 сарын өмнө
Anti- American Communist- Marxist BLM Antifa responds: What?! Performance and merit matters? That's so racist! Wheres your business cuz ima gonna loot it and burn it down. Then ima gonna protest in front your house. I hate myself and I hate you!
Lillian Zambrana
Lillian Zambrana 4 сарын өмнө
Awesome
TheAntManChannel
TheAntManChannel 4 сарын өмнө
What a tremendous example for Hispanics.
Lone Star Latina
Lone Star Latina 4 сарын өмнө
Love these stories! Thank you for sharing them with us. #theamericandreamisalive
BestPresidentEver
BestPresidentEver 4 сарын өмнө
Those keys look expensive
Fernando Onate
Fernando Onate 4 сарын өмнө
He is what Sasuke Uchiha a should be, he shouldn't live his life and be driven by his last name. Even if his brother killed his whole clan and family. Instead of being angry, he should have bought a porche for his fath.... oh... nvm.
Michael Murphy
Michael Murphy 4 сарын өмнө
Thank you sir
Comrade
Comrade 4 сарын өмнө
Black storms shake the air Dark clouds blind us. Although pain and death may await us Duty calls us against the enemy. The most precious good is freedom It must be defended with faith and courage. Raise the revolutionary flag Which carries us ceaselessly towards triumph. Raise the revolutionary flag Which carries us ceaselessly towards triumph. Black storms shake the air Dark clouds blind us. Although pain and death may await us Duty calls us against the enemy. The most precious good is freedom It must be defended with faith and courage. Raise the revolutionary flag Which carries us ceaselessly towards triumph. Raise the revolutionary flag Which carries us ceaselessly towards triumph. Get up, working people, to the battle We have to topple the reaction. To the Barricades! To the Barricades! For the triumph of the Confederation. To the Barricades! To the Barricades! For the triumph of the Confederation!
Fernando Onate
Fernando Onate 4 сарын өмнө
GO SASUKE!!! DESTROY KONOHA!!!
john clesi
john clesi 4 сарын өмнө
Damn good video!
Johnnybx 3
Johnnybx 3 4 сарын өмнө
Wonderful message for anyone in America 🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸❤️👍👏
Joe
Joe 4 сарын өмнө
Families should stick together. Mine hasn't. I am white.
Alex G
Alex G 4 сарын өмнө
Great video, wish it was also in Spanish!
Michael Nichols
Michael Nichols 4 сарын өмнө
Glad this guy is an American. He and other immigrants are the lifeblood of America.
Ivan Parra
Ivan Parra 4 сарын өмнө
Loved the Porsche story. Ron and his dad sound like my dad, and now me, 9n what I am teaching my children. Thank you, Ron and PragerU!
Daniel Carrasco
Daniel Carrasco 4 сарын өмнө
Só beautiful, congratulations for your success! I had a teary eyes in some moments . Best wishes from Brazil.
Erin E.
Erin E. 4 сарын өмнө
This man is golden! Great role model!!!
SilverArc
SilverArc 4 сарын өмнө
First gen American, Mexican parents in my case. This is inspiring and reassuring that my beliefs point me in the right direction.
Jibran Fakhar
Jibran Fakhar 4 сарын өмнө
I am sure you will be successful if you work hard and smart. Each generation will do much better than the last.
Chris Mazzucca
Chris Mazzucca 4 сарын өмнө
Great story....one of the main problems is you say listen to your family and friends, but sadly these days people families are teaching them that they have no personal responsibility and the gov is there to support you an give you handouts. How can young people truly succeed when that is how and what they are taught? Just my thoughts, again great vid and story, and congrats on your well deserved success.
A & E
A & E 4 сарын өмнө
Cried when he talked about his father and the Porsche ♥️ I was adopted and my father is the absolute best! Always asked me “Ashely what do you want? Good, better, or best out of life” #alwaysadaddysgirl ♥️
Kraven83
Kraven83 4 сарын өмнө
4:40 that's beautiful
clair hughes
clair hughes 4 сарын өмнө
Well done for getting where you are.We need more people like you.👏👏👏
Celeste Carrera
Celeste Carrera 4 сарын өмнө
What a difference between Martinez and AOC.
Celeste Carrera
Celeste Carrera 4 сарын өмнө
It goes to show that parents are the ones to push their kids to have a better live.. I’m Latina and always told my kids that they get in life what they put in, my oldest daughter has a masters in education, the youngest is a dentist.
Bev P
Bev P 4 сарын өмнө
Those who don’t want freedom for everyone else are free to leave. Those who want marxism are free to go where they practice that. Those who want sharia, same. Those who are willing to work instead of whining and wanting are welcome. Here’s what I have seen: those with the smallest means give the most. Those who are most privileged whine the most!
Eternal Home
Eternal Home 4 сарын өмнө
My ears rejoice
mjncad
mjncad 4 сарын өмнө
Well done, Ron. If more Hispanics had your attitude, more Americans, including me would have a better opinion of Spanish surname people.
mjncad
mjncad 4 сарын өмнө
@Jibran Fakhar My beliefs are based on my negative experiences with the majority of Hispanics I've encountered in my life at school and work. I can count on one hand the number of Hispanics that I've enjoyed being around because they are good people.
Jibran Fakhar
Jibran Fakhar 4 сарын өмнө
maybe you shouldn't form an opinion based on surnames. listen to what their beliefs are first then treat them accordingly.
Nathaniel C
Nathaniel C 4 сарын өмнө
That's the DONKEYS' influence - BLAMING !
AGEMO
AGEMO 4 сарын өмнө
Are you a Mexican or a Mexican't? ™
Mary Hernandez
Mary Hernandez 4 сарын өмнө
Great and inspiring story but he left out THE most important Person, GOD. The Bible says what good is it for a man to gain the world but lose his soul? 🙏
Bill Smith
Bill Smith 4 сарын өмнө
That young man had been talk in school the Socialist left doctrine of The racism of low expectation
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Qtaro - ゴールド・エクスペリエンス・レクイエム 4 сарын өмнө
people be like “nah he got that white privilege”
virginia Sanchez
virginia Sanchez 4 сарын өмнө
Born in Michoacán, became a citizen of the United States when i was 21 yrs old. Now I'm 45 yrs old. My parents crossed the border when I was 1 years old. It was my sister my brother and I that crossed it with them. I dont remembered much but I know the 3rd time we crossed the coyotes took us and my parents couldn't find us for 2 days. Theres stories to tell but this just some stories that born Americans never hear about. People from other countries struggle to come to US for a better life but yet people that were born here have no idea what is to have the American dream come true. I love this country and I will vote this year for Trump. 🇺🇲🇺🇸
Room2grow rose
Room2grow rose 4 сарын өмнө
Such wonderful wisdom. I’m black, I was raised the same way, raised to never let my race define me, and to represent my people proudly. Bravo!!!
M G
M G 4 сарын өмнө
I agree Leadership in the local level is important.
Kurt Boulter
Kurt Boulter 4 сарын өмнө
Thank you, I loved this! A perfect example of a true entrepreneur, a man who is willing to work hard, to get where he wants to be and not lean on the lies of the left, by blaming others for their lack of drive and success.
FYRFOX198
FYRFOX198 4 сарын өмнө
Larry Elders’ Dad told him the same thing....HARD WORK, WORKS...Thank you Mr. Martinez, for a your inspiring video.😊👍🇺🇸
Alejandro Garcia
Alejandro Garcia 4 сарын өмнө
I agreed with everything up until he denied racism in America. It exists, that's not up to debate.
RB
RB 4 сарын өмнө
He didn’t deny that they are racist in America. He said there are fraction that are racist. But America is not racist. Nothing that will stop somebody because of his race. US has laws against discrimination and hate crimes.
Jibran Fakhar
Jibran Fakhar 4 сарын өмнө
Racism exists everywhere in the world. What he meant was that America is not systematically racist, as in the laws are equal for everyone. Same opportunities available. It's just a matter of your actions.
OspreyBravo18
OspreyBravo18 4 сарын өмнө
I wonder what AOC would say if she saw this 😂.
Mandāravā Sundari
Mandāravā Sundari 4 сарын өмнө
This is beautiful but I would. Have kept the Porsche and gave the old man my old car. 🤣😂😅
Jibran Fakhar
Jibran Fakhar 4 сарын өмнө
He bought 1 for himself as well. You can see the keys in the video.
Lanny Hughes
Lanny Hughes 4 сарын өмнө
Excellent. Thank you: wise, logical. Run for President.
nan hat
nan hat 4 сарын өмнө
Awesome. 💞
Drogyn Turalyon
Drogyn Turalyon 4 сарын өмнө
Played Little League Growing up same deal Win games and go to Dairy Queen BUT ONLY if you won!! That's it man...
toritovalenzuela
toritovalenzuela 4 сарын өмнө
Great video! It’s important for young Latinos to hear these stories.
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