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Power Struggle

The disdain, fear, and animosity towards the Latin community is still extremely visible and evident post Trump era. During the tenure of “45” tensions were high, various people of all shades and ethnicity’s rallied around a person who instructed a polarizing group called “The Proud Boys”, on live televised debate, to “Stand Back and Stand…

The Pressure of Being Bilingual

During a panel discussion held by various people of Spanish/Latino/Hispanic descent there was conversation regarding being bilingual. May panelists discussed the ability or inability to speak in Spanish along with the connection it holds to their culture. I found that so interesting because I am taking another class regarding Latin American History and Spanish, historically…

Latinos Showing Up To Vote

The 45th President of the United States had a scandalous 4 years filled with headlines. I don’t think I have ever been so interested or invested in politics in my whole life. In reading the article ” Key takeaways about Latino voters in the 2018 midterm elections” the authors presented two statistics that resonated with…

Sisterhood Ceiling in Latinas

In “How to Tame a Wild Tongue” by Gloria Anzaldua the author displays the sisterhood ceiling that exists in Hispanic female culture through the recollections of her female family members judgement of vocal talkative women and the way they shaped her view of a “well-bred girl”. The sisterhood ceiling is a phenomenon that suggests women’s…

Mixed Feelings On Latino Labeling

Labels can be somewhat of a double edge sword for Latino’s. On one hand you have a strong sense of pride and connection displayed through a label, on the other hand labeling creates a way to differentiate and potentially segregate those of Latin American descent leaving room for social and cultural prejudice. I’m prideful that…

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