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Mexican Heritage

I Had To Ask Google If I Was Mexican

Stephen Maloney | Posted 07.08.2015 | Latino Voices
Stephen Maloney

My dad grew up as a middle class Irish Italian kid with the quintessentially Irish name "Stephen Michael Maloney." Only that wasn't the original surname on my father's birth certificate. He was born "Stephen Michael Menéndez." That's a hell of a heritage swing.

Mexico Barbie: Cruel Stereotype or Celebrating Cultural Diversity?

Lesley Kennedy | Posted 06.11.2013 | Parents
Lesley Kennedy

Part of the Dolls of the World collection, this new addition to the Mattel family comes with a pet Chihuahua and a passport and sticker sheet. Is this where we insert an, Ay, carumba!?

Not All Celebrate Dead with Food

Elio Leturia | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Elio Leturia

Celebrating death, especially with food, seemed so strange to me as South American Latino. When I asked about this to my Mexican friends they said that it was a way to celebrate the life that the dead person had had in this world.

Am I A Latina?

Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.06.2011 | Latino Voices
Laura Hibbard

My cheeks seared red-hot, as I retreated...too embarrassed to say "my mother's maiden name is Barraza" in defense. I did not have my mother's name. Did that mean that I didn't have her culture?