This week on Being Latino on Facebook, with help from the actress herself, we answered the question, “How is Cameron Diaz Latina?” This only served to incite more questions about whether a Latino surname is enough to make a person Latino.
Being Latino can be controversial. The state of Georgia , which has followed Arizona’s lead in passing anti-immigration law, has set the stage for rallies protesting those laws and a potential downturn in their economy as ”undocumented immigrants have already left the state since HB 87’s passing, leaving many farmers with few workers to harvest their crops.”
While immigrants leaving jobs can be blamed for a downturn in the Georgia economy, immigrants taking jobs is blamed for economic issues elsewhere. One writer pointed out that yes, “Our jobs are being taken from us. But not by Don Juancho from Mexico. It’s more like Ravi from India.”
But at Being Latino it’s not all about politics or who can and can’t identify as Latino. Often it’s about the personal stories that help us relate to each other as individuals.
One writer’s words hit home for many as the writer shared her feelings about her recent divorce, while another confessed that when confronted with the reality that she wasn’t as open-minded as she had always believed, she was forced to face the demons within.
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