Four Latina stereotypes
Four Latina stereotypes
By Alexandra Ahmad — I am a Latina. I am Colombian and Puerto Rican. Every time I mention my ethnicity, I hear comments like, “Damn, you’re a crazy one,” or “You must always be angry, and have a bad temper.” But, do they know me? The answer to that...
Immigration: A love story
Immigration: A love story
By Lynndel Noriega– “Up, up with education! Down, down with deportation!” chanted a crowd of 30 or so Latin American youths holding hand-painted signs advocating the Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, which would grant “restricted” residency...
Your typical Latino male
Your typical Latino male
By Jan Peña-Davis — Latinas- we come in all shapes, sizes, colors and stereotypes. Some true and others simply ‘entertainment’- or so many believe. But where would we be, ladies, without our males- our counterparts- our sons, brothers, fathers, abuelos, tíos and best friends? And...
Who are you calling fat?
Who are you calling fat?
By Jan Peña-Davis — One of the few jokes still acceptable to chuckle out loud over are ‘fat’ jokes. And with media bombarding the public with images of the ‘perfect’ body, it’s no wonder American adolescents are depressed. And fat too. And what does one do when depressed-why...
A “modern” twist on stereotypes
A “modern” twist on stereoty
By Benita Zepeda– Stereotyping someone based on their race and ethnicity can be hurtful to those at the punch line of the joke, but as a Latina, I have found a television show that has completely recreated the way racism is viewed in mainstream media. The television show “Modern...
12 stereotypes
12 stereotypes
By Luz Garcia– There is not enough variety in Spanish-speaking television; it seems they only transmit news and overrated telenovelas. In efforts to make TV more entertaining, I believe, stations like Univision and Telemundo create game shows like “Sabado Gigante” for example. There...
Desperate for ratings
Desperate for ratings
By Stella Nichols — Desperate Houswives’ risqué plots and conniving characters have attracted both harsh criticism and a cult following. While the show has pushed the envelope that other shows haven’t even bothered to touch, this ABC hit is guilty of exploiting racial,...