We all win if we embrace, "The Hispanic Moment." We must invest in second and third generation Latino youth and simultaneously promote their assent to the middle class and create workers to offset the costs of a graying society.
President Obama must stop the tokenism that has taken place in Washington for years and start to include Hispanic leaders in his agenda to reinvent America. Our new mainstream voice must be encouraged to start leading conversations that involve the advancement of America.
The current ranks of Latino filmmakers are thin, and that influences what kinds of stories get told in American cinema. More important, it has an impact on how Hispanic culture is portrayed -- if it is portrayed at all.