Celebrating Miami Heat’s Win in Blackface: Insult or Admiration?

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Celebrating Miami Heat’s Win in Blackface: Insult or Admiration? The day that the Miami Heat were playing their final championship game I was shocked (and I can’t stress the word shocked enough) when I opened Facebook and there, right on my timeline were two pictures of an acquaintance’s husband in blackface wearing a Miami Heat […]

Racism Among Hispanics: The George Zimmerman Misconception

Latinos Can’t be Racist? As I watched the news this morning about yet another story trying to profile George Zimmerman, the alleged shooter in the Treyvon Martin case, the reporter asked a former neighbor if Zimmerman was a racist. The white neighbor replied that she didn’t think so and quickly added that he was a […]

How to lose a primary in two words: Rick Santorum’s gaffe in Puerto Rico

‘ENGLISH ONLY’ in Puerto Rico? Amazing to think Puerto Rico has all of a sudden taken center stage in the Republican primaries. Now, if people in the “mainland” thought Puerto Rico’s primary would be inconsequential, they now have to thank Rick Santorum for making them interesting. As many of you know, it seemed like not […]

A Puerto Rican in Paris: Expat Nightmares

A Puerto Rican in Paris: Expat Nightmares Here in the United States, we are constantly criticizing our immigration system, the inhumane politics of a wall to keep people out and the lack of a coherent policy. These criticisms are all valid, but we sometimes forget to ask ourselves how our immigration problems in the United […]

Hateful Words Beget Hateful Words: Why Fox News Should Know Better

  Recently, The Cutline reported that Fox News was “forced” to shut down a news story that described President Obama’s 50th birthday as a “HipHop BBQ” due to racist comments. My first thought after reading this was “What other comments were they expecting to get?” I want to be clear on one point. I am […]

My Boda Grande, Gorda y Multicultural Part II: Compromises

My Boda Grande, Gorda y Multicultural “You Can’t Always Get What You Want: goes the song…That rang so true during my wedding. Turns out what I wanted for my wedding, what my husband wanted for our wedding, and what everybody seemed to want for our wedding were very different things and with the multi-cultural factor […]

Jo Swinson Stands Against Unrealistic Body Image in Advertising

Jo Swinson Stands Against Unrealistic Body Image in Advertising The name Jo Swinson may not be familiar to you. I didn’t even know she existed until last week. Yet, she is now my new heroine. Swinson, a Scottish politician successfully lobbied against two makeup ads in the UK and got the Advertising Standard Authority in the UK […]

My Boda Grande, Gorda, y Multicultural! (Part 1)

You’ve probably all seen movies like “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” and “Monster-in-Law”. You may have even experienced something similar when you married your spouses. I know I certainly did. In fact, if you’ve seen the movie Monster-in-Law with fellow Latina Jennifer Lopez, you might remember a scene where Jane Fonda hands her a HUGE […]