LATINO VOICES
10/03/2013 01:19 pm ET

A Latino Storyteller Shunned

AP

Even before social media empowered the masses to easily shout down those they disagreed with, the now-common behavior of reacting with outrage before fully understanding an issue has been ruining people's careers.

Take Gary Soto, the talented and underappreciated Mexican-American author and poet who should be one of those beloved-by-their community artists who serve as unofficial ambassadors of Hispanic Heritage Month.

But eight years ago, Soto's career was stopped dead in its tracks by peddlers of identity politics who decided to take him down to uphold their own beliefs that no one, not even Hispanics themselves, should be allowed to cast light on the harsh realities that the Latino community faces. Well, not unless they want to be portrayed as traitors.

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