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Latino Stereotypes

You're Probably Celebrating Cinco De Mayo All Wrong

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 05.05.2016 | Latino Voices

Thinking about celebrating Cinco de Mayo this year? Great! But you may want to keep a few things in mind, like the significance of the date and what e...

From NPR's Latino USA: Stereotyped

Latino USA | Posted 03.25.2016 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

From the "Latin Lover" to the "Latina Bombshell," Latino USA breaks down stereotypes. Is the "Sleeping Mexican" an honored icon or a derogatory stereotype? We also hear from Latinos and Latinas about how stereotypes have affected their lives.

Are Media Mergers Good for Latinos?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 01.31.2016 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

A study found that the percentage of Hispanic actors onscreen increased from 6.6 percent before the merger to 7.3 percent afterward. That's good news, right? Well, even that mild improvement comes with a caveat. Basically, more shows were hiring more Hispanics to appear as servants and thugs. Yay for progress!

Proof Latinos Don't All Share The Same Experience

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.16.2015 | Latino Voices

As demographics in the United States shift and the Latino population continues to grow, the conversation about Latinos also grows louder. But what doe...

Walmart Is Actually Selling This Offensive "Little Amigo" Halloween Costume (UPDATE)

Complex | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 09.25.2015 | Latino Voices

It's that time of year again, when retailers like Walmart release wildly offensive costumes for Halloween. The superstore is now targeting the childre...

21 Stereotypes About Latino Men That Latino Men Want To Dispel

The Huffington Post | Kyli Singh | Posted 09.23.2015 | Latino Voices

Over the past few weeks, we've reached out to you, the men of our community, to find out what stereotypes Latino men are sick and tired of hearing. Be...

#HispanicGirlsUnited Gives An Honest Look At What It's Like To Be Latina

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 06.30.2015 | Latino Voices

A viral new hashtag is giving Latinas a voice, at least on Twitter. According to, #HispanicGirlsUnited started trending on Twitter las...

Rethinking Cinco de Mayo

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics
The Zinn Education Project

This holiday has been commercialized by the food and liquor industry, and in the United States, Cinco de Mayo (similar to St. Patrick's Day) has become an excuse to imbibe spirits and help Corona and Dos Equis beer companies improve their market share. We need more contemporary and complex portrayals of cultures.

Carlos Santana Says Latinos Must Unite, Defy ‘B.S.' Hollywood Stereotypes 'Like Scarface'

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 04.30.2015 | Latino Voices

Carlos Santana is not a fan of “Scarface,” or at least not of how the film portrays Latinos. The 67-year-old guitarist and icon sat down with ...

14 Costumes That Should've Never Existed In The First Place

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 10.16.2015 | Latino Voices

Ahh Halloween, a night where too many "clever" folks like to teeter dangerously over the line of inappropriate and funny. There's no doubt that A...

Sofia Vergara Reveals How She Changed 'Modern Family'

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 11.07.2014 | Latino Voices

Over the years Sofía Vergara’s “Modern Family” character, Gloria, has been heavily criticized for perpetuating stereotypes of Latinas. But now ...

Rosie Perez Says Latin Hollywood Told Her Not To ‘Rock The Boat'

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 10.17.2014 | Latino Voices

Rosie Perez has always been a vocal advocate for Latino representation in the entertainment industry -- something she says Latin Hollywood wasn’t ke...

The Latino Family Sitcom Returns With 'Cristela'

The Huffington Post | Ana Maria Benedetti | Posted 09.24.2014 | Latino Voices

Move over Sofia Vergara, there’s another Latina comedian on the ABC block. Cristela Alonzo, a Mexican-American stand-up comic, will be starring ...

It's Not "Way Too Early" to Learn the "ABC" of Diversity, ¡Olé!

Elio Leturia | Posted 07.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Elio Leturia

This is not about being politically correct. It's about not being ignorant.

How To Tell If You're Latino, In One Easy Chart

The Huffington Post | Ana Benedetti | Posted 04.10.2014 | Latino Voices

All Latinos are tamale-eating, chancla-wearing loud-talkers who always, always, always call their grandmother "abuelita." At least that's what eve...

The Downside to Positive Stereotypes

César Vargas | Posted 05.13.2014 | Latino Voices
César Vargas

Unfortunately, we'll have to join the Dark Side for now if we don't want to be marginalized.

35 Books All Educators of African American and Latino Students Must Read

Quassan Castro | Posted 03.09.2014 | Black Voices
Quassan Castro

Reading a body of work that offers effective insights to educators has proven to greatly assist educators with strengthening their teaching practices....

Twelve Tips All Educators Must Know About Educating African American and Latino Students

Quassan Castro | Posted 03.05.2014 | Black Voices
Quassan Castro

If you do not understand the population of students you teach, your success in the classroom can be greatly minimized.

Salma Hayek Speaks Out About Latino Stereotypes

Blogamole | Ikam Acosta | Posted 10.04.2013 | Latino Voices

By Ikam Acosta Salma Hayek took the chance to speak out about Latino cultural stereotypes while being honored at the Congressional Hispanic ...

WATCH: 10 Latino Stereotypes That Must Go

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.04.2013 | Latino Voices

The Latino population in the U.S. is growing rapidly and more attention is being drawn to how Hispanics are represented in film and TV. Although t...

Sofía Vergara Defends Her Character On 'Modern Family'

Blogamole | Ikam Acosta | Posted 10.02.2013 | Latino Voices

By Ikam Acosta People have been criticizing Modern Family for a while now about their overly-sexualized and ditzy depiction of Gloria on the ...

Marc Anthony On Stereotypes: The Entertainment Industry Doesn't Owe Latinos Anything

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.24.2013 | Latino Voices

Marc Anthony went back to his Salsa roots with his latest album -- but the singer-songwriter also returned with some words of advice for the Latino co...

WATCH: Devious Maids Critic Says Hispanic Groups' Support Is 'Absolutely Despicable'

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.27.2013 | Latino Voices

“Devious Maids” may have made history with its all Latina cast on Sunday, but critics refuse to budge insisting that the show’s portrayal of His...

Dania Ramirez On 'Devious Maids': These Women Are Not Defined By Their Jobs

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Lifetime’s “Devious Maids” has yet to premiere but its stars are already working to wipe away criticism of a show accused of stereotyping Latina...

Could Resistance to Comprehensive Immigration Reform Really Be About Ethnic Stereotypes?

Kelly Welch | Posted 08.14.2013 | Latino Voices
Kelly Welch

Resistance to a legal path to citizenship for immigrants who have already come to the U.S. illegally may be rooted in dangerous stereotypes of Hispanics as criminals that hurt all of us and distract from greater threats.