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#101HispanicWaystoDie Shows True Colors

Latino Culture

Yesterday on Twitter, the hashtag #101HispanicWaystoDie was trending and full of tweets poking fun at Latino culture. My friend Tracy alerted me to the hashtag and also wrote about it, and how she contributed with her own light-hearted tweets. Her Vicks VapoRub tweet brought back memories and had me laughing. But, something I noticed as […]

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Are Stereotypes Necessary to Understand Our World?

life

“Generalizations are necessary to understand the world we live in.” The above statement was from a tweet I received the other day in response to my article about ¡Q’Viva! The Chosen. My article focused on how the show is highlighting Latinos in a positive way and I wrote that they’re sharing Latino culture on TV […]

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Talking Race with My 6 Year Old

Baby Girl

Every day when I pick up baby girl from school I ask her the same questions: How was your day? Did you have fun? and What did you guys do? The majority of the time her answer to the last question is a simple, “I don’t really remember.” She can tell me all about what […]

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On Being Told to Go Back

life

When we moved to Florida from Puerto Rico, I was eight years old and already one month into third grade. I left behind the private Catholic school that had just begun to accept girls as students that year and came to a standard public school in the city of Orlando. My first day at this […]

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Curly Hair is Beautiful Too! How Everyday Conversations Become Life Lessons in Our House.

Parenting

Baby girl: “Daddy, you need a haircut.” Husband: “Do I?” Baby girl: “Yes, but not too much. Just a little off the top. You don’t want to be bald because then people would laugh at you.” Husband (after some laughter): “Well baby, I don’t really care if people laugh at me. If they laugh at […]

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