Natalie goes on to explain that there are a number of misconceptions we have about the Arabic culture. So in order to change these misconceptions, Franco is documenting how beautiful both the people and culture are.
I'm not 100 percent sure as to when Sofia was voted the ambassador for all things Latina, but I'm not comfortable with her making broad, sweeping generalizations about Latinas, even if she intends them to be compliments.
Not only are these women sharing recipes, but they're passing on fond childhood memories to their readers and creating new ones with their families. They're inviting each and every person into their Latino culture.
It's past time to see Latino educational success as a novel issue that must be addressed. Our collective economic and social well-being will be shaped and driven by the educational success of Latinos. That means it's an issue we must all address, with conviction and cooperation.
Why are 90% of the books reviewed by the New York Times Book Review from white authors? What's going on behind the scenes to create such an unrepresentative body of reviews for an increasingly diverse nation of consumers?
The most at risk, exploited and vulnerable populations caught in this current debate are Latina workers. Immigration reform while no silver bullet would go a long way to giving both legal and undocumented Latina workers a voice to speak out against exploitation in the workplace.
A rap song called "Lean Like a Cholo" came out a few years back. I wasn't sure whether to be embarrassed or to just roll down my windows and blast it from my convertible Saab and sing, "elbows up, side to side, I lean like a Cholo.