This week on Being Latino on Facebook we examined why we think the very popular company Groupon will fail. We analyzed another ‘failure’ by taking a sympathetic look at the separation of Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez separation.
Some were surprised and dismayed, some say they saw it coming a mile away. However you feel about it, the Marc and J.Lo days are a thing of the past and another celebrity couple has become a statistic.
As the announcement of the impending divorce became headline news for days, it proved that celebrities are constantly under the microscope. For that very reason it’s surprising to find that we don’t always know which celebrities are Latino.
Though the information is out there for anyone to find, the celebrities themselves aren’t open about their heritage. There are secret Latinos in our midst.
Most Latinos aren’t trying to hide their heritage; they just wish others would refrain from assumptions about it and take the opportunity to learn that Latinos are more than Mexico.
In I am not Mexican, the author shares the lesson she’s learned after years of others mistaking her culture: “When I meet you I will not assume I know your past, I will not assume I know your culture and I will give YOU a chance to tell me who you really are.”
What a concept, getting to know a person and accepting them for who they really are. It’s what we want from others, but it begins with ourselves.
In Thick and Sexy, one author shares how she reached the point of self-acceptance and gave up trying to achieve an ideal standard set by society.
It’s not an easy task, ignoring what society seems to demand of us. But when we begin to accept ourselves, we can begin to accept others and achieve a collaborative success.
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